- Recall: what were the factors that led Britain to industrialize in the 18th century?
- To what extent did Confucianism delay modernization in China?
- 1. What is Confucianism?
2. What institutions were based on Confucianism?
3. Look at modernization from the standpoint of economic and political change.
4. Which Confucian precepts were hostile to modernization? Why? Which were not? Why not?
5. Which Confucian institutions would delay or oppose modernization? Why? Which were not? Why not?
6. What evidence is there that despite or because of Confucianism early protoindustrialization
7. What else might have been responsible for delaying modernization?