Setting the context for the upheavals and transformations of contemporary China, this text provides a re-assessment of Max Weber’s celebrated sociology of China.
Author: Jack Barbalet
Setting the context for the upheavals and transformations of contemporary China, this text provides a re-assessment of Max Weber’s celebrated sociology of China. Returning to the sources drawn on by Weber in The Religion of China: Confucianism and Taoism, it offers an informed account of the Chinese institutions discussed and a concise discussion of Weber’s writings on ‘the rise of modern capitalism’. Notably it subjects Weber’s argument to critical scrutiny, arguing that he drew upon sources which infused the central European imagination of the time, constructing a sense of China in Europe, whilst European writers were constructing a particular image of imperial China and its Confucian framework. Re-examining Weber’s discussion of the role of the individual in Confucian thought and the subordination, in China, of the interests of the individual to those of the political community and the ancestral clan, this book offers a cutting edge contribution to the continuing debate on Weber’s RoC in East Asia today, against the background of the rise of modern capitalism in the “little dragons” of Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea, and the “big dragons” of Japan and the People’s Republic of China.
Setting the context for the upheavals and transformations of contemporary China, this text provides a re-assessment of Max Weber's celebrated sociology of China.
Author: Jack Barbalet
Setting the context for the upheavals and transformations of contemporary China, this text provides a re-assessment of Max Weber's celebrated sociology of China. Returning to the sources drawn on by Weber in The Religion of China: Confucianism and Taoism, it offers an informed account of the Chinese institutions discussed and a concise discussion of Weber's writings on 'the rise of modern capitalism'. Notably it subjects Weber's argument to critical scrutiny, arguing that he drew upon sources which infused the central European imagination of the time, constructing a sense of China in Europe, whilst European writers were constructing a particular image of imperial China and its Confucian framework. Re-examining Weber's discussion of the role of the individual in Confucian thought and the subordination, in China, of the interests of the individual to those of the political community and the ancestral clan, this book offers a cutting edge contribution to the continuing debate on Weber's RoC in East Asia today, against the background of the rise of modern capitalism in the?little dragons? of Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea, and the?big dragons? of Japan and the People's Republic of China.
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Author: Edith Hanke
Active at the time when the social sciences were founded, Max Weber's social theory contributed significantly to a wide range of fields and disciplines. Considering his prominence, it makes sense to take stock of the Weberian heritage and to explore the ways in which Weber's work and ideas have contributed to our understanding of the modern world. Using his work as a point of departure, The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber investigates the Weberian legacy today, identifying the enduring problems and themes associated with his thought that have contemporary significance: the nature of modern capitalism, neo-liberal global economic policy, nationalism, religion and secularization, threats to legality, the culture of modernity, bureaucratic rule and leadership, politics and ethics, the value of science, power and inequality. These problems are global in scope, and the Weberian approach has been used to address them in very different societies. Thus, the Handbook also features chapters on Europe, Turkey, Islam, Judaism, China, India, and international politics. The Handbook emphasizes the use and application of Weber's ideas. It offers a journey through the intellectual terrain that scholars continue to explore using the tools and perspectives of Weberian analysis. The essays explore how Weber's concepts, hypotheses, and perspectives have been applied in practice, and how they can be applied in the future in social inquiry, not only in Europe and North America, but globally. The volume is divided into six parts exploring, in turn: Capitalism in a Globalized World, Society and Social Structure, Politics and the State, Religion, Culture, and Science and Knowledge.
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Author: Roger Patulny
Category: Social Science
This international collection discusses how the individualised, reflexive, late modern era has changed the way we experience and act on our emotions. Divided into four sections that include studies ranging across multiple continents and centuries, Emotions in Late Modernity does the following: Demonstrates an increased awareness and experience of emotional complexity in late modernity by challenging the legal emotional/rational divide; positive/negative concepts of emotional valence; sociological/ philosophical/psychological divisions around emotion, morality and gender; and traditional understandings of love and loneliness. Reveals tension between collectivised and individualised-privatised emotions in investigating ‘emotional sharing’ and individualised responsibility for anger crimes in courtrooms; and the generation of emotional energy and achievement emotions in classrooms. Debates the increasing mediation of emotions by contrasting their historical mediation (through texts and bodies) with contemporary digital mediation of emotions in classroom teaching, collective mobilisations (e.g. riots) and film and documentary representations. Demonstrates reflexive micro and macro management of emotions, with examinations of the ‘politics of fear’ around asylum seeking and religious subjects, and collective commitment to climate change mitigation. The first collection to investigate the changing nature of emotional experience in contemporary times, Emotions in Late Modernity will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as sociology of emotions, cultural studies, political science and psychology.
Religion and Magic The significance of magic for an understanding of religion
occurred to Weber when he first explored ... accounts of different religious
traditions, Chinese, Indian, and Jewish, have been shown by recent scholarship
to be based on ... Confucianism and the Chinese self: Re-examining Max Weber's China.
Author: Adam Possamai
Category: Social Science
The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion takes a three-pronged look at this, namely investigating the role of religion in society; unpacking and evaluating the significance of religion in and on human history; and tracing and outlining the social forces and influences that shape religion. This encyclopedia covers a range of themes from: • fundamental topics like definitions • secularization • dimensions of religiosity to such emerging issues as civil religion • new religious movements This Encyclopedia also addresses contemporary dilemmas such as fundamentalism and extremism and the role of gender in religion.
In this sense, Confucianism is that very thing which has served as the innate
motive force of pre-modern Chinese ... Confucian values provide the very fulcrum
upon which one can gain purchase on what constitutes the larger reality of China
. ... the system of Western knowledge, to re-examine what they had previously
valorized as Weber's enlightened and inspired ... limitations and prejudices
resulting from what they now saw as a lack of self-reflection on Weber's part—a
past by way of critically reexamining its pros and cons from our modern and
postmodern perspective . ... By contrast , in The Religion of China Weber
observed that traditional Confucianism would in all probability become an ...
Despite Weber ' s negative observations concerning Chinese culture , some
social scientists and Confucian scholars ... Their view is based on the established
ethical understanding that traditional Confucianism always puts strong emphasis on moral self ...
Author: Charles Wei-hsun Fu
A monumental collection--essential for academic and seminary libraries and highly recommended for public libraries as well. Library Journal An important new voice in contemporary philosophical- theologial discourse, this book highlights a number of issues that have been of particular concern to scholars, religious leaders, politicians, and the general public since the end of World War II. The contributors' purpose is to force a reexamination of basic concerns in religion, religious beliefs, and religious studies -- and to encourage both a reshaping of entrenched attitudes and a continuation of meaningful dialogue among different religious groups. To this end, they address a wide range of topics, from the perplexing problem of relativism and the issue of feminism in the church to questions of Muslim identity and Hindu-Christian dialogue. Divided into two principal parts, the book begins by exploring a broad spectrum of religious issues. Norbert Samuelson analyzes theism and atheism in Western religious philosophy, Ernest Stoeffler focuses on the parallel trends of conservatism and liberalism in American Protestantism; Gustavo Benavides examines religion and modernization in Latin America. Additional papers address a universal theology, Christianity and sociopolitical thought, postwar neo-Confucian philosophy, among other topics. In the second section, the contributors turn to interreligious dialogues, examining the ways in which various religions have attempted to forge deeper mutual understanding -- often in the face of rising sociopolitical tensions. Taken together, these essays offer an eloquent testimonial to the critical importance of interreligious dialogue in contemporary society. Religious Issues and Interreligious Dialogues will be an important addition to the reading list for studies in world religions, contemporary religious issues, and comparative religion.
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Metzger , Escape from Predicament : Neo - Confucianism and China ' s Evolving
Political Culture ( New York ... for the presence of transcendent orientations in
Neo - Confucianism by reexamining Weber ' s stance on Chinese Confucianism .
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setting has its own merits , but what is equally , if not more , important is the
development of new ... As a challenge to Weber ' s thesis on Protestant ethic and
the rise of capitalism , both Ambrose Y . C . King and Tak - sing Cheung have re - examined the Confucian ethic and explained that its emphasis on self -
cultivation and network building could contribute to the economic modernization of China .
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21st Century Simon Shen ... The sub - schools are represented by neo - Confucianism , neo - authoritarianism , new leftism and ' authentic ' nationalism .
... instead promoting national greatness by re - exploring traditional Chinese
culture , and at the same time to prove their ... who strongly embrace cultural
nationalism as defined , is to refute the prediction of Weber ( Weber prophesied
that Chinese culture ...
Author: Simon Shen
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Why do the Chinese sometimes speak out against America, and yet at other times, remain silent? This book takes a provocative and innovative position: nationalist anti-American rhetoric in China is often really a means for people to criticize their own government, rather than that of the US. This book uses a variety of previously untapped sources, including a wide range of news sources within China itself, weblogs, and interviews with prominent figures, to make a powerful new argument about the causes and consequences of the new Chinese nationalism.
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engrossed in the self - imagination of the “ Middle ... War and disillusion
regarding socialism ' s ability to bring wealth and power did the political leaders of China decide to ... by the Asian Dragons , which renders it necessary to re - examine the relationship between tradition and modernity . ... did so the "
complete eradication of Confucianism ” so as to establish a " new China ” totally
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Vanessa Fong examines how Chinese citizens in China and abroad talked about
justice , morality , and equality when trying ... blame for tragedies such as Chinese citizens ' responses to NATO ' s bombing of the Chinese embassy in
Belgrade in ... Chinese citizens try to negotiate between mutually contradictory
neo - Confucian , socialist , and neoliberal standards ... The aims of this panel are
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reliance on social networks , are described to argue that the same values
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argument can be used to explain the economic prosperity of certain groups , like
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Analyzes the modem social bond among self - interested individuals ... Examination of Max Weber ' s notions about the relation between Confucianism &
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Author: Leo P. Chall
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