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Political-cultural developments in East Asia : interpreting logics of change

Author: P W Preston
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] ©2017
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This book offers an interpretive and critical comparative politics analysis of the post-1945 development trajectory of the broad East Asian region and its component countries.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Preston, P.W. (Peter Wallace), 1949-
Political cultural developments in East Asia : interpreting logics of change.
London : This Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature, [2016]
(OCoLC)963719882
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P W Preston
ISBN: 9781137572202 1137572205
OCLC Number: 968562867
Notes: Contents -- 1) Social Sciences: Making Sense of Change; 2) Sitting on the Dock of the Bay: Partial Views of Change--Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong; 3) The Historical Development Experience of East Asia: Growth, Regional Networks and the Developmental State; 4) The Suprising Costs of Success: National Identity in East Asia and Europe; 5) The Enduring Costs of Forgetfulness: Europe, Asia and the Wars of teh Twentieth Century; 6) Singapore and the Pursuit of National Development; 7) Contemporary Thailand: Local Culture and/or the Manner of Failure; 8) China: A State-Socialist Route to the Modern World; 9) Hong Kong: Living with Distant Masters; Afterward; Bibliography; Index.
Description: xx, 287 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue; Preface; Notes; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Social Science: Making Sense of Change; Social Science: Character, Status and Utility; Arguments from Natural Science; Arguments from Human Understanding; Arguments from Political Life; Argument Making in Social Science; Other Cultures, Other Logics32; Putting Social Theory to Work: Private and Public; China: A State Socialist Route to the Modern World42; Hong Kong: Borrowed Place, Its Own Place46; Thailand: Managing and Deflecting the Demands of Modernity47; Singapore: Elite-Directed Mobilization for National Development. Conclusion: Continuing ConcernsNotes; Chapter 2: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay: Partial Views of Change-Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong; The Old Canteen of the World Trade Centre, Singapore; The Coffee Shop of the Tokyo Edo Museum, Tokyo; The Fast Ferry from Central to Hung Hom; Any Lessons?; Notes; Chapter 3: The Historical Development Experience of East Asia: Growth, Regional Networks and the Developmental State; The Shift to the Modern World in East Asia; Pre-contact Civilizations and the Colonial Era; General Crisis: The Failure of the State-Empire System. The End of the Colonial Episode: Fixing New Polities Within the Modern WorldJapan and the Developmental State; Debates: The State, the Economy and the Society; The Four East Asian Tigers; Southeast Asia and Indo-China; China and the Modern World; The Reform Era: The Achievements and Contemporary Problems; East Asia: Model, Values and Crisis; The Idea of an East Asian Region; Notes; Chapter 4: The Surprising Costs of Success: National Identity in East Asia and Europe; Shared History: The Record of the Twentieth Century; Legacies: Comparing and Contrasting These Experiences. One: Complex Intertwined HistoriesTwo: General Crisis-The System Re-ordered-Contrasting Views33; Three: Elite Concerns for Unification and Differentiation; Four: Situated Logics of Contemporary National Pasts; Five: The Idea of Regions; Contemporary Thinking: Some of the Ways in Which the Past Runs into the Present; Unsettled: Mourning/Remembrance; Unsettled: Protest/Complaint; Unsettled: Doubts/Unease; Unsettled: Baseline Memories in Question; Unsettled: Positive Elite Prospects on the Future; Conclusion: One Key Lesson?; Notes. Chapter 5: The Enduring Costs of Forgetfulness: Europe, Asia and the Wars of the Twentieth CenturyElite, Popular and Scholarly Recollection; General Crisis: System Failure and the Collapse into Warfare; Casualties: The Dead and Injured, the Displaced and the Damaged; Trauma: Social, Political and Cultural; Memory: Remembering and Forgetting; Misremembering War; General Crisis: The Available Lessons; Notes; Chapter 6: Singapore and the Pursuit of National Development; General Crisis: Scale and Costs; Southeast and East Asia: Wars of Collapse and Withdrawal.
Responsibility: P.W. Preston.

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