The Economist

Jieun Choi
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Stop Attributing Everything to Confucianism

To some, Confucianism is synonymous with East Asia. Anything and everything about East Asian countries, good or bad, seems to be explicable through Confucianism. Perhaps sociologist Max Weber set the trend when he argued in 1915 that Confucian values had discouraged capitalist development in China. A century later, the Economist