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Asian power and politics : the cultural dimensions of authority

Author: Lucian W Pye; Mary W Pye
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press, 1985.
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the subtle variations among the many Asian cultures. Its comparative perspective will provide indispensable insights to anyone who wishes to think more deeply about the modern Asian states.

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Pye, Lucian W., 1921-2008.
Asian power and politics.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press, 1985
(OCoLC)561081374
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucian W Pye; Mary W Pye
ISBN: 0674049780 9780674049789 0674049799 9780674049796
OCLC Number: 11624054
Description: xiii, 414 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Asia and theories of development --
2. The evolution of Asian concepts of power --
3. East Asia : varieties of Confucian authority --
4. Southeast Asia : from god-kings to the power of personal connections --
5. The South Asian subcontinent : Hindu and Muslim power and the rewards of narcissism --
6. The riddle of Japan : the combining of competition and consensus --
7. China : the illusion of omnipotence --
8. Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam : forms of aggressive Confucianism --
9. Malaysia : confrontation of two incompatible cultures --
10. Islamic power : the pulls of reformism and fundamentalism --
11. The substance of Asian power : formal structures and informal relations --
12. Paternalistic authority and the triumph of dependency.
Responsibility: Lucian W. Pye with Mary W. Pye.

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individual autonomy with the Eastern concept of dependency on an idealized, benevolent, authoritarian leadership. Closely reasoned and brilliantly argued, this is a superb contribution to the Read more...

 
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