Tracing the development of Confucianism in China to contemporary Confucianism in Modern Japan helps us understand her miraculous economy after the ruin of World War II. Deconstructing this socio-cultural phenomenon allows one to weigh the value of Confucianism -- a system of ethics for the individual and the state -- in our modern day times -- especially East Asia.
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Alisna, Gabriel Allen Ipolani, "In Pursuit of Perfection: The Economic Dynamic of Japan As Seen Through the Eyes of Contemporary Confucianism After World War II" (1999). Honors Theses, 1963-2015. 726.