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Modern state building and the problem of intermediate institutions : religion, family and military in East Asia

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dc.contributor.author Huang, Xiaoming
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-24T02:09:43Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-06T22:21:05Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-24T02:09:43Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-06T22:21:05Z
dc.date.copyright 2006
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/18820
dc.description.abstract This article examines the problem of intermediate institutions in modern state building in Japan, Korea and China. In particular, it investigates how the state tried to redefine its relations with the forces of religion, family and military in building a direct, effective and exclusive relationship with the individual. The absence of religion-dominated governance, the long history of a centralized state system, and the critical role of the family and military in reinforcing the state in pre-modern society created a local pattern of modern state building in which these significant social and political forces have only gradually lost their capacity to compete with the state as a form of public authority and, consequently, their emergent relations with the state have been ambiguous. This study also finds evidence of a “breakthrough” that divided the process of modern state building into two distinct phases in which different patterns of power relations existed among the state, religion, family and military. These ambiguous emergent relations and the “mid-way breakthrough” constitute two defining elements of the institutional dynamism of modern political development in East Asia. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Asian Studies Institute working paper en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries 19 en_NZ
dc.subject modern state building en_NZ
dc.subject institutions en_NZ
dc.subject religion en_NZ
dc.subject military en_NZ
dc.subject family en_NZ
dc.subject East Asia en_NZ
dc.subject Japan en_NZ
dc.subject China en_NZ
dc.subject Korea en_NZ
dc.subject political development en_NZ
dc.title Modern state building and the problem of intermediate institutions : religion, family and military in East Asia en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Languages and Cultures en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Working or Occasional Paper en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 470202 Asian cultural studies en_NZ

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