Cultural Values as Instruments for Economic Modernization: Nationalism and Ideology in Taiwan

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Title:
Cultural Values as Instruments for Economic Modernization: Nationalism and Ideology in Taiwan
Author:
Coffey, Courtney
Citation:
Arizona Anthropologist 10:53-72. © 1993 Association of Student Anthropologists Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Arizona Anthropologist
Issue Date:
1993
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112063
Abstract:
Native commentators on Taiwan's recent industrialization consider culture to be a key factor in the nation's modernization drive. Indigenous writers present Chinese culture as not only economically fit but also morally superior to other nations. Such presentations are based on an idealized view of a Confucian society, which includes assumptions about the state as cultural guide and model. In presenting Chinese culture as a key to modernization, the writers also contribute to certain ideological projects. Legitimation of the government, paternalistic claims on citizens and workers by the state and employers, and the rhetorical war against communism arc some of the tacit agendas I discuss.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
1062-1601

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dc.contributor.authorCoffey, Courtneyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-29T19:51:23Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-29T19:51:23Z-
dc.date.issued1993-
dc.identifier.citationArizona Anthropologist 10:53-72. © 1993 Association of Student Anthropologists Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721en_US
dc.identifier.issn1062-1601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/112063-
dc.description.abstractNative commentators on Taiwan's recent industrialization consider culture to be a key factor in the nation's modernization drive. Indigenous writers present Chinese culture as not only economically fit but also morally superior to other nations. Such presentations are based on an idealized view of a Confucian society, which includes assumptions about the state as cultural guide and model. In presenting Chinese culture as a key to modernization, the writers also contribute to certain ideological projects. Legitimation of the government, paternalistic claims on citizens and workers by the state and employers, and the rhetorical war against communism arc some of the tacit agendas I discuss.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.titleCultural Values as Instruments for Economic Modernization: Nationalism and Ideology in Taiwanen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalArizona Anthropologisten_US
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