Asia: Case Studies in the Social Sciences - A Guide for Teaching

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The material in this study is covered by Myron L. Cohen on religion and family organization in China; John R. Bowen on family, kinship, and Islam in Indonesia; Robert W. Hefner on hierarchy and stratification in Java; and Nancy Rosenberger on gender roles in Japan. Further material is provided by William W. Kelly on rural society in Japan; Theodore C. Bestor on urban life in Japan; Stephen R. Smith on the family in Japan; Doranne Jacobson on gender relations in India; Lawrence A. Babb on religion in India; Owen M. Lynch on stratification, inequality, and the caste system in India; Laurell Kendall on changing gender relations in Korea; Andrew G. Walder on comparative revolution in China and Vietnam, Maoism, and the sociology of work in China and Japan; Moni Nag on the comparative demography of China, Japan, and India; and Helen Hardacre on the new religions of Japan. Other contributors offering information through case studies are Hiroshi Ishida on stratification and mobility in Japan; Robert C. Liebman on work and education compared in Japan and the US; Joseph W. Elder on education, urban society, urban problems, and industrial society in India; Andrew J. Nathan on totalitarianism, authoritarianism, and democracy in China; Jean C. Oi on mobilisation and participation in China; Edwin A. Winckler on political development in Taiwan; Carl H. Lande on political parties and representation in the Philippines ; Clark N. Neher on political development and political participation in Thailand; and Benedict R. O'G. Anderson on political culture, the military, and authoritarianism in Indonesia. The final chapters of this work include studies by Stephen Philip Cohen on the military in India and Pakistan; Paul R. Brass on democracy and political participation in India; T.J. Pempel on Japanese democracy and political culture, political parties and representation, and bureaucracy in Japan; Han-kyo Kim on political development in South Korea; and Thomas G. Rawski on the economies of China and Japan.
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The Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum began in 1984 to support the introduction of material on Asia into the core curricula of undergraduate institutions throughout the US. The present "Guide for Teaching," one of three (the others devoted to history and literature) comprises 50 essays identified in three tables of contents that provide access by discipline, subdiscipline, or country. The countries are China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Thailand. The disciplines are anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology. Paper edition (unseen), $22.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Contents by Discipline and Subdiscipline
Contents by Country and Discipline
Guide to the Reader
Principles of Transliteration
Introduction: Asia: Case Studies in the Social Sciences
I Anthropology
Family Organization in China 3
Religion in a State Society: China 17
Religion in a State Society: India 32
Gender Relations: Changing Patterns in India 46
Stratification, Inequality, Caste System: India 67
Family and Kinship in Indonesia 81
Islam in Indonesia: A Case Study of Religion in Society 91
Hierarchy and Stratification: The Case of Java 105
Urban Life in Japan 116
Rural Society in Japan: Past and Present 127
Gender Roles: The Case of Japan 137
The Family in Japan 154
Changing Gender Relations: The Korean Case 168
II Economics
China and Japan
Japan and China as Case Studies in Introductory Courses in Economics 187
III Political Science
Totalitarianism, Authoritarianism, Democracy: The Case of China 235
Mobilization and Participation: The Case of China 257
Political Transition on Taiwan 267
India and Pakistan
Democracy and Political Participation in India 282
The Military in India and Pakistan: Contrasting Cases 298
Authoritarianism: Indonesia 311
Political Culture in Indonesia 323
The Political Role of the Military: Indonesia 336
Bureaucracy in Japan 349
Japanese Democracy and Political Culture: Comparative Perspective 362
Political Parties and Representation: The Case of Japan 378
Political Development in South Korea 392
Political Parties and Political Representation: The Philippines 404
Political Development and Political Participation in Thailand 415
IV Sociology
Comparative Revolution: The Case of China 429
Marxist Social Thought: Maoism 439
Sociology of Work: The Case of China 448
Problems of Rapid Modernization: China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan 459
Comparative Demography: The Cases of China, Japan, and India 472
Education in India 493
Industrial Sociology: The Indian Case 504
Urban Society and Urban Problems in India 514
The New Religions of Japan 526
Stratification and Mobility: The Case of Japan 537
American Education in Comparative Perspective: What Can We Learn from Japan? 548
Work in America in Comparative Perspective: What Can We Learn from Japan? 567
Sociology of Work: The Case of Japan 584
Comparative Revolution: The Case of Vietnam 594
Index 603
Contributors 621
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