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Alternate Civilities

Democracy And Culture In China And Taiwan, 1st Edition

By Robert Paul Weller


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Some Asian political leaders and Western academics have recently claimed that China is unlikely to produce an open political system. This claim rests on the idea that ?Confucian culture? provides an alternative to Western civil values, and that China lacked the democratic traditions and even the horizontal institutions of trust that could build a c

Table of Contents

1 Culture, Economy, and the Roots of Civil Change, 2 Legacies, 3 The Limits to Authority, 4 Business and the Limits to Civil Association, 5 Religion: Local Association and Split Market Cultures, 6 Forms of Association and Social Action, 7 Alternate Civilities and Political Change

About the Author

Robert Paul Weller has been doing research on local life in China and Taiwan for over two decades. His other books include Resistance, Chaos, and Control in China: Taiping Rebels, Taiwanese Ghosts, and TiananmenUnities and Diversities in Chinese Religions, and several edited works. He is research associate at the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture and associate professor of anthropology at Boston University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies