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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 (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Contents by Discipline and Subdiscipline
Contents by Country and Discipline
Preface
Guide to the Reader
Principles of Transliteration
Introduction: Asia: Case Studies in the Social Sciences
I Anthropology
China
Family Organization in China 3
Religion in a State Society: China 17
India
Religion in a State Society: India 32
Gender Relations: Changing Patterns in India 46
Stratification, Inequality, Caste System: India 67
Indonesia
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
Japan
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
Korea
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
China
Totalitarianism, Authoritarianism, Democracy: The Case of China 235
Mobilization and Participation: The Case of China 257
Taiwan
Political Transition on Taiwan 267
India and Pakistan
Democracy and Political Participation in India 282
The Military in India and Pakistan: Contrasting Cases 298
Indonesia
Authoritarianism: Indonesia 311
Political Culture in Indonesia 323
The Political Role of the Military: Indonesia 336
Japan
Bureaucracy in Japan 349
Japanese Democracy and Political Culture: Comparative Perspective 362
Political Parties and Representation: The Case of Japan 378
Korea
Political Development in South Korea 392
Philippines
Political Parties and Political Representation: The Philippines 404
Thailand
Political Development and Political Participation in Thailand 415
IV Sociology
China
Comparative Revolution: The Case of China 429
Marxist Social Thought: Maoism 439
Sociology of Work: The Case of China 448
Comparative/Interarea
Problems of Rapid Modernization: China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan 459
Comparative Demography: The Cases of China, Japan, and India 472
India
Education in India 493
Industrial Sociology: The Indian Case 504
Urban Society and Urban Problems in India 514
Japan
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
Vietnam
Comparative Revolution: The Case of Vietnam 594
Index 603
Contributors 621
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