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EASTERN ASIAN MODERN IN THE CIVILIZATIONAL CONCEPT OF JOHAN ARNASON

Larissa Titarenkoab (larisa166@mail.ru)

a Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus

b The Sociological Institute of the RAS, Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia

Citation: Braslavskiy R. (2022) Vostochnoaziatskiy modern v tsivilizatsionnoy kontseptsii Yokhana Arnasona [Eastern Asian modern in the civilizational concept of Johan Arnason]. Zhurnal sotsiologii i sotsialnoy antropologii [The Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology], 25(2): 80–95 (in Russian). https://doi.org/10.31119/jssa.2022.25.2.4

Abstract. The analysis of the Eastern Asian type of modernity developed by social philosopher and historical sociologist Johan Arnason is discussed. This type of non-Western modernity includes Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and South-Korean versions that have some features in common as well as some distinguished features determined by their history and culture. Peculiarities of the Soviet type of modernity are disclosed that have been elaborated by Arnason more than 20 years ago in the process of comparative historical analysis of the Soviet and Chinese versions of the “communist modernity”. Now Arnason applies these features to the analysis of other types of the non-Western modernity. The article demonstrates the significance of the application of Arnason’s analysis of Eastern Asian modernity to the Russian society that is now in a situation of the reassessment of its modernization perspectives.

Keywords: Arnason, multiple modernities, region, Eastern Asia, civilizational approach, China, Russia.

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