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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J.D. Han with Yang Zheng
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
-> 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)
were Samurai class backed up
New Class of Entrepreneurs.
— 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
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.