Neo-Confucianism as the Basis for Asian Economic Growth. J.D. Han with Yang Zheng. Confucius . 1. Confucius( 孔子 ) (B.C. 552-479) . His teachings are in “Dialectics （论语 ) ”. Confucius . 1) The Main Difference.
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Neo-Confucianism as the Basis for Asian Economic Growth
J.D. Han with Yang Zheng
1. Confucius(孔子)(B.C. 552-479)
His teachings are in
Compared with Western Christianity，the Confucianism is not a religion, but an ethic.
Judgment and morals norm can come from a personhimself,
Ideas come from the Jesus or God or other systems.
-> ‘Confucian Leadership Model’
- direct translation "benevolence "or Goodness
- in concrete, it means the virtue of perfectly fulfilling one's responsibilities toward others.
-> Noble persons rule and lead
-> ‘Phlisopher King’ of Plato
- Continuous selection/refinement is needed.
-> Ground for political legitimacy
-> Benevolent Dictatorship, not Democracy
-> Efficient and effective.
-> Feudalistic Confucianism.
- Reemphasizing Humanity
- Open up a possible Reform
founder ofNeo-Confucianism in Song Dynasty (A.D 960–1279)
He pushes Confucianism to a higher state, which make it become a Confucianism development milestone of the history
Western Technology (西器)
+ Chinese Neo-Confucianism (东道)
+ Socialist Communism
-> Savings and Investment
-> Education and Human Capital
-> Social Capitial
-> Governance: Minimum Transactions Cost and Maximum Leadership
-Collectivism vs Individualism
Example: Li Jiacheng ; The Li Ka Shing Foundation
To date, the sponsorships and commitments approx.$ 990 million
- Doctrine of the Mean in Business Competition
Stress to moderate and response. Appeal greatly and together and save small difference, oppose competing excessively
1) Neo-Confucian Experience in Japan
Neo-Confucianism transplanted to Business
-> Modern Keiretsu in Japan
-> Chaebols in Korea
15th Shogunate (德川庆喜) resigned his position
November 9, 1867
Meiji Restoration (明治维新)
Meiji Restoration Reformers
were Samurai class backed up
Japanese government needed
New Class of Entrepreneurs.
Why reformed Samurai?
— Traditional warrior class was detrimental to Social Stability and Industrialization; had to be
— Still, well-Educated, noble Samurai Spirit/Patriotism may be put into use
Modern Japanese Neo-Confucian System
Pre-WW II Zaibatsu
- One of the Major Zaibatsu
— Established in 1870 by Iwasaki (Yotaro 岩崎 弥太郎)
— closely related to Meiji Restoration and State Leadership
— Now: Mitsubishi Bank
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
-LG; Samsung; Hyundai; Daewoo; Hanhwa
-Neo-Confucian organization and operation
- Effective and efficient in Korean social context
President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao have adopt more reform-oriented and more open-minded policy.
Premier Wen always wear a overcoat which has ten year history.
Not all Confucianism is conducive for Innovative Society, and Neo-Confucianism is.
The essence of Neo-Confucianism is Ethic of Humanity.
<- comparable with Protestant Ethic
Ethic of Humanity is conducive for Accumulation of Human Capital, Social Capital, and Government Leadership.