Contemporary Issues in Asia and the Pacific Contemporary Issues in Asia and the Pacific
Rising China and Asian Democratization: Socialization to “Global Culture” in the Political Transformations of Thailand, China, and Taiwan Rising China and Asian Democratization: Socialization to “Global Culture” in the Political Transformations of Thailand, China, and Taiwan
Format
paper
Pages
320
ISBN
0-8047-6104-3

Rising China and Asian Democratization: Socialization to "Global Culture" in the Political Transformations of Thailand, China, and Taiwan is the eleventh title in the East-West Center book series, Contemporary Issues in Asia and the Pacific, published by Stanford University Press.

This book argues that democratization is inherently international: states democratize through a process of socialization to a liberal-rational global culture. This can clearly be seen in Taiwan and Thailand, where the elites and attentive public now accept democracy as universally valid. But in China, the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) resists democratization, in part because, its leaders believe, it would lead to China's "permanent decentering" in world history; they see global culture as Western, not universal. As China's national power increases, the CCP could begin restructuring global culture by emboldening and inspiring actors in other Asian countries to uphold or restore authoritarian rule.

 

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Contents
Preface: Rising China and Asian Democratization
Abbreviations
  1. Democratization as Socialization to "Global Culture"
  2. Buddhism and the Siamese Alacrity Toward Global Culture(s)
  3. Deepening Thai Democracy: The 1990s and Beyond
  4. The Chinese Communist Party's Pursuit of "Multipolar Modernity"
  5. Chinese Cross-Currents Countered by "Political Civilization"
  6. Taiwan: Democratization as De-Sinification
  7. Threats to the Consolidation of Taiwanese Democracy
  8. The Future of Democracy and Liberal-Rational Global Culture in Asia
Notes
Bibliography
Character List
Index

Rising China and Asian Democratization: Socialization to "Global Culture" in the Political Transformations of Thailand, China, and Taiwan is the eleventh title in the East-West Center book series, Contemporary Issues in Asia and the Pacific, published by Stanford University Press.

This book argues that democratization is inherently international: states democratize through a process of socialization to a liberal-rational global culture. This can clearly be seen in Taiwan and Thailand, where the elites and attentive public now accept democracy as universally valid. But in China, the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) resists democratization, in part because, its leaders believe, it would lead to China's "permanent decentering" in world history; they see global culture as Western, not universal. As China's national power increases, the CCP could begin restructuring global culture by emboldening and inspiring actors in other Asian countries to uphold or restore authoritarian rule.

 

Details and ordering information at
Stanford University Press

Contents
Preface: Rising China and Asian Democratization
Abbreviations
  1. Democratization as Socialization to "Global Culture"
  2. Buddhism and the Siamese Alacrity Toward Global Culture(s)
  3. Deepening Thai Democracy: The 1990s and Beyond
  4. The Chinese Communist Party's Pursuit of "Multipolar Modernity"
  5. Chinese Cross-Currents Countered by "Political Civilization"
  6. Taiwan: Democratization as De-Sinification
  7. Threats to the Consolidation of Taiwanese Democracy
  8. The Future of Democracy and Liberal-Rational Global Culture in Asia
Notes
Bibliography
Character List
Index