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Politics of Affective Relations :  East Asia and Beyond - Daniel A. Bell

Politics of Affective Relations

East Asia and Beyond

By: Daniel A. Bell (Editor, Contribution by), Hahm Chiahark (Editor), Hahm Chaihark (Contribution by), Joseph Chan (Contribution by)

Hardcover Published: August 2004
ISBN: 9780739108000
Number Of Pages: 346

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In The Politics of Affective Relations, editors Daniel Bell and Hahm Chaihark refine our understanding of the East Asian conception of the self by examining how that conception was formulated, reproduced, and utilized throughout history. By bringing together a collection of articles authored by experts in a variety of academic disciplines, Bell and Hahm scrutinize how the East Asian emphasis on relationality manifests itself in various real-life settings such as the family, the economy, politics, and the legal system. This volume will provide readers with a broader perspective on and a deeper appreciation for the pervasive nature of relationality in East Asia.

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This book brings the study of Confucian values fully into current-day social science scholarship.It draws on the appropriate disciplinary studies, examines long-term change in Chinese and Korean societies through solid evidence, and refrains from both idealizing East Asian ways and assuming that they are disappearing in favor of Western practices. More than other sources, it explains how and why approaches to human relations in this region continue to have distinctive features. -- Gilbert Rozman, Princeton University

Introduction : the politics of affective relations in East Asiap. 1
Confucian perspectives on pluralism, gender equality, and the familyp. 17
Confucianism and the public sphere : five relationships plus one?p. 41
Exploring the nonfamilial in Confucian political philosophyp. 61
Is a Confucian family-oriented society possible?p. 75
The personal is political : Confucianism and liberal feminismp. 97
Selected Confucian networks and values in society and the economyp. 121
The political ambiguity of voluntary associations : Chinese forms of civic possibility, past and presentp. 149
Rethinking civil society in China : an interpretative approachp. 169
Democracy in Korea and the myth of civil societyp. 201
From relations to rules : a theoretical explanation and empirical evidencep. 217
Social networks, electronic commerce, and economic liberalization in Chinap. 231
Social networks, civil society, democracy, and rule of law : a new conceptual frameworkp. 249
Negotiating Confucian civility through constitutional discoursep. 277
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ISBN: 9780739108000
ISBN-10: 073910800X
Series: Global Encounters
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.65