Comparative Political Culture in the Age of Globalization: An Introductory Anthology

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Hwa Yol Jung
Lexington Books, 2002 - Philosophy - 451 pages
With its specific focus on Asia, this anthology constitutes an excursion into the realm of transversality, or the state of 'postethnicity, ' which, the book argues, has come to characterize the global culture of our times. Hwa Yol Jung brings together prominent contemporary thinkers--including Thich Nhat Hanh, Edward Said, and Judith Butler--to address this fundamental and important aspect of comparative political theory. The book is divided into three parts. Part One demythologizes Eurocentrism, deconstructing the privilege of modern Europe as the world's cultural, scientific, religious, and moral capital. Part Two traces the rise of Asian thought and the process of East-West cultural hybridization, while Part Three introduces the concept of the 'global citizen.' Jung's anthology reveals a postmodern multiculturalism whose new philosophical matrix transgresses the existing cultural and intellectual typology to offer new understanding of today's pluralistic world.
 

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Contents

Everywhere and Nowhere
25
Beyond Eurocentrism The WorldSystem and the Limits of Modernity
57
The Myth of the Other China in the Eyes of the West
83
The Dream of a Butterfly
109
The Joy of Textualizing Japan A Metacommentary on Roland Barthess Empire of Signs
137
Under Western Eyes Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses
159
Asian Thought in the Age of Globalization
189
Can Asians Think?
191
Is Culture Destiny? The Myth of Asias AntiDemocratic Values
267
Conceptualizing Human Beings
275
Toward a Transtopia
303
The Problem of Language in CrossCultural Studies
305
Universality in Culture
357
The Clash of Definitions
363
Hermeneutical Circles Rhetorical Triangles and Transversal Diagonals
381
Political Prosaics Transversal Politics and the Anarchical World
397

The Order of Interbeing
205
The Forms of Culture of the Classical Periods of East and West Seen from a Metaphysical Perspective
213
The Significance of Ethics as the Study of Man
231
Beyond the Enlightenment Mentality
251
Polis and Cosmopolis
419
Further Readings
443
Contributors
449
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Hwa Yol Jung is Professor of Political Science at Moravian College.

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