Nationalism, Confucianism, work ethic and industrialization in South Korea

  title={Nationalism, Confucianism, work ethic and industrialization in South Korea},
  author={Andrew Eungi Kim and Gil-sung Park},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Asia},
  pages={37 - 49}
Abstract The “economic miracle” of South Korea has been well documented by many scholars, but most studies have focused on the cooperative relations between the state and entrepreneurial elites, with little attention being given to the accomplishments and contribution of Korean labor to industrial development. To date there has been no comprehensive sociological study as to how workers in South Korea were “ideologically” mobilized and motivated to commit their labor power to the process of… 
Automobile, Information and Communication Technology and Space Industries as Icons of South Korean Economic Nationalism
South Korea is one of the most successful newly industrialized countries in recent history in terms of sustained growth and wealth distribution where poverty has been mostly eradicated. This paper
Configurations of Confucian Entrepreneurship in the Asian Public Sector: A Preliminary Study of South Korean Public Organizations
In any organization, creativity is an important resource to ensure survival in a competitive market. Recently, entrepreneurship has been highlighted as a means of improving the public sector’s
Women’s subordination in Confucian culture: Shifting breadwinner practices
  • E. Koo
  • Economics, Sociology
    Asian Journal of Women's Studies
  • 2019
ABSTRACT By tracing everyday breadwinner practices from the early industrial period to the democratic period (largely between 1960s and 2000s) in Korea, this study aims to illustrate the changes in
Building the Nation: The Success and Crisis of Korean Civil Religion
Civil religion refers to a country’s beliefs, symbols, and rituals that bolster national unity and strengthen its citizens’ sense of identity and belonging. However, the literature on civil religion
A ‘Glocalization’ Approach to the Korean Cultural Identity
Purpose of the essay Glocalization has become a prominent keyword in the studies of global culture and its circulations and value making processes. The uses of this concept encompass the
Evaluating the role of Confucian tradition in the prospects and limits of political change in four East Asian societies
Abstract Confucian society is one of the major cultural and social systems of East Asia. There have been long-standing scholarly debates about whether Confucian societies can produce or maintain a
Discourses of civil society in South Korea: democratisation in an emerging information society
This thesis presents a late-Durkheimian theoretical framework on civil society as a sphere of solidarity and applies it to the development from modern society to an „information society‟. The
Mechanism of mass mobilization and creating state citizens during the economic development period : a case of South Korea
This research deals with the discordance between the national state and the nation state in the formation of the Republic of Korea (ROK). Charles Tilly (1992) distinguishes between the concept of the
Back to the future: Recalibrating the myth of Korea’s homogenous ethnicity
This article reviews Korea’s multicultural past, while also tracing the evolution of the myth of ethnic Korean homogeneity via the Tan’gun myth, whose earliest extant record dates from the thirteenth
Negotiating the Boundaries of Nation, Christianity, and Gender: the Korean Women's Movement against Military Prostitution
Abstract The 1980s in South Korea began with a military regime right after the explosive demise of the previous authoritarian regime. Korea's democratization movement was at its peak in the mid-1980s


Labor Strategy for Industrialization in South Korea
EVERY DEVELOPING COUNTRY has been trying to achieve economic growth and to enhance the living standards of the people by building an industrialized society. It is the concern with these issues that
Mobilization and Disillusion in Rural Korea: The Saemaul Movement in Retrospect
T HE REPUBLIC OF KOREA can claim one of the most impressive economic growth records the world has ever seen.' In the three decades since the Korean War, it has been transformed from a poor,
The Rationale of Korean Economic Nationalism Under Japanese Colonial Rule, 1922–1932: The Case of Cho Man-sik's Products Promotion Society
  • K. Wells
  • Economics, Sociology
    Modern Asian Studies
  • 1985
Economic nationalism may seem rather too grand a term for the contents of this paper. And indeed, I have not attempted any analysis of the economics of economic nationalism. My concern is with the
The Afrikaner Industrial Entrepreneur and Afrikaner Nationalism
  • R. Stokes
  • Business, Economics
    Economic Development and Cultural Change
  • 1974
Introduction and Perspectives This paper considers empirically the relationship between noneconomic value commitments and the development of industrial entrepreneurship within a particular
Big Business, Strong State: Collusion and Conflict in South Korean Development, 1960–1990. By Eun Mee Kim · Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997. xvii + 280 pp. Bibliographic references and index. Cloth, $59.50. ISBN 0791432092
Eun Mee Kim has won recognition in Korean Studies for her work on business-state relations during the years of South Korea s rapid growth, 1960-1990. On the basis of four earlier articles, the author
Emergency, Development, and Human Rights: South Korea
THIS ARTICLE IS a study of South Korea's emergency regime. How did it come about? What are its performance records? What is its developmental trend? For the purpose of this article, an emergency
The Rise of the Korean Economy
This second edition, updated for the late 1990s, includes discussions of the establishment of diplomatic relations with former communist bloc countries and the introduction of the New Economy
Proletarianization in the industrializing economies of East Asia differs significantly from theoretical models derivedfrom early industrialization in the West or semiperipheral development in Latin
The Making of the English Working Class.
Fifty years since first publication, E. P. Thompson's revolutionary account of working-class culture and ideals is published in Penguin Modern Classics, with a new introduction by historian Michael