Confucian Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism in Korea: The Significance of Filial Piety

@article{Lew2011ConfucianEA,
  title={Confucian Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism in Korea: The Significance of Filial Piety},
  author={S. Lew and Woo-young Choi and Hye-Suk Wang},
  journal={Journal of East Asian Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={11},
  pages={171-196}
}
Max Weber (1930[1920]) presented a remarkable analysis of the social effects of religious values. In this sociological canon, Weber indicated that value orientation in Protestant Christianity contributed to the formation of a “diligent” work ethic, which characterized modern Western capitalism. However, Weber went on to say that the spontaneous development of capitalism could not be found in non-Western societies for the reason that religious values imbuing economic motives for development were… Expand

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