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Discovery of the Middle Classes in East Asia

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The essays collected in this volume are the revised versions of papers
presented and discussed at a workshop on The Middle Classes and East Asian
Development," organized by the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, from
June 14 to June 16, 1990. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together
sociologists from East Asia to explore the various aspects of the emerging middle
classes in the four newly industrialized states of East Asia, i.e., Taiwan, South
Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Though the ten cssays in this volume are grouped by country, most are
nevertheless united by three distinct but related themes: the historical origins of
the rising middle classes; the character of the new classes and the way they are
differentiated; and the political roles they have been playing in East Asia's political
change. In order to highlight those aspects commonly shared and emphasize the
individual differences found in the essays, the overview chapter is organized
according to the above three themes and serves as an introduction to the more
substantative elaborations of the many facets of the middle class phenomenon in
post-World War II East Asia.
This volume is the first scholarly work ever produced by East Asian
sociologists on the study of the middle classes in East Asia. It is hoped that it will
provide some useful clues for further research on this subject.
As editor, I would like to extend my personal thanks to all the contributing
authors with whom I have had the pleasure to work. The workshop is, in fact,
the initiative of several of the authors, who, following a set of exchanges and
discussions, felt that a well-planned comparative study of the emergence of the
middle classes in East Asian societies was needed. This volume is an intermediate
step in the overall plan and will lead to further research on this topic in the various
countries.
I am also grateful to the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica for hosting
the workshop and publishing this volume. The cditorial assistance of Irene Yang,
Susan McEwen, and Hui-Ying Chiang during the process of preparing the
manuscripts for publication was invaluable, and their efforts are greatly
appreciated.

Item details

Author(s):
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9576711940
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
The institute of ethnology

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The essays collected in this volume are the revised versions of papers
presented and discussed at a workshop on The Middle Classes and East Asian
Development," organized by the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, from
June 14 to June 16, 1990. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together
sociologists from East Asia to explore the various aspects of the emerging middle
classes in the four newly industrialized states of East Asia, i.e., Taiwan, South
Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Though the ten cssays in this volume are grouped by country, most are
nevertheless united by three distinct but related themes: the historical origins of
the rising middle classes; the character of the new classes and the way they are
differentiated; and the political roles they have been playing in East Asia's political
change. In order to highlight those aspects commonly shared and emphasize the
individual differences found in the essays, the overview chapter is organized
according to the above three themes and serves as an introduction to the more
substantative elaborations of the many facets of the middle class phenomenon in
post-World War II East Asia.
This volume is the first scholarly work ever produced by East Asian
sociologists on the study of the middle classes in East Asia. It is hoped that it will
provide some useful clues for further research on this subject.
As editor, I would like to extend my personal thanks to all the contributing
authors with whom I have had the pleasure to work. The workshop is, in fact,
the initiative of several of the authors, who, following a set of exchanges and
discussions, felt that a well-planned comparative study of the emergence of the
middle classes in East Asian societies was needed. This volume is an intermediate
step in the overall plan and will lead to further research on this topic in the various
countries.
I am also grateful to the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica for hosting
the workshop and publishing this volume. The cditorial assistance of Irene Yang,
Susan McEwen, and Hui-Ying Chiang during the process of preparing the
manuscripts for publication was invaluable, and their efforts are greatly
appreciated.

Author(s):
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9576711940
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
The institute of ethnology

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