Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Zhengxu Wang
Opinion

Opinion

Zhengxu Wang

How Asian societies’ premodern traits explain region’s success stories

  • Asian societies differ from the West in their commitment to academic excellence and social solidarity as well as synergy between state and society
  • A meritocratic system informed by Confucianism and Legalism is highly effective at regulating political order, socioeconomic affairs and interstate relations

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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