Handbook of Post-Western Sociology: From East Asia to Europe


Beyond hegemonic thoughts, the Post-Western sociology enables a new dialogue between East Asia (China, Japan, Korea) and Europe on common and local knowledge to consider theoretical continuities and discontinuities, to develop transnational methodological spaces, and co-produce creolized concepts. With this new paradigm in social sciences we introduce the multiplication of epistemic autonomies vis-à-vis Western hegemony and new theoretical assemblages between East-Asia and European sociologies. From this ecology of knowledge this groundbreaking contribution is to coproduce a post-Western space in a cross-pollination process where “Western” and “non-Western” knowledge do interact, articulated through cosmovisions, as well as to coproduce transnational fieldwork practices.

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Laurence Roulleau-Berger, Ph.D. University Lyon 2 (1982) and Ph.D. Supervisor in sociology (2001), is Research Director at French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), École Normale Supérieure of Lyon. She has published many books, articles and chapters, including Post-Western Revolution in Sociology. From China to Europe (2016), Young Chinese Migrants, Compressed Individual and Global Condition (2021), and Sociology of Migration and Post-Western Theory, co-edited with Liu Yuzhao (2022).

LI Peilin, Ph.D. University Paris 1 (1987), is Chair Professor of sociology at University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Academic member and Director of law, social and political division of CASS. He has published many books, articles and chapters, including in English: Social transformation and Chinese Experience (2017), Urban Village Renovation: The Stories of Yangcheng Village (2020), and Handbook of Social Stratification in the BRIC Countries (co-editor, 2013).

KIM Seung Kuk, Ph.D. Indiana University, is Professor emeritus of Pusan National University. He served as the President of Korean Association of Ocean Sociology, East Asian Sociological Association, Korean Sociological Association, and Korean Society for Social Theory. He has published many books, articles and chapters, including: Toward an Ocean of Hybridisation (2022), Solipsist and Spiritualist Individualism (2018), and The Rise of Hybrid Society and Its Friends (2015). He won the Korean Academy of Sciences Award (2017).

YAZAWA Shujiro is Emeritus Professor of Hitotsubashi University and Seijo University, Tokyo. He served as the President of Japan Sociological Society and is the President of East Asian Sociological Association. He has published many books, articles and chapters, including: Theories about and Strategies against Hegemonic Social Science: Beyond the Social Sciences with M.Kuhn (2015), The Frontiers of Reflexive Sociology (2017), and "The Indigenization of American Sociology and Universalization of Japanese Sociology," Journal of History of Sociology (2021).
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Introduction: Post-Western Sociology
Laurence Roulleau-Berger

part 1: Post-Western Social Sciences: From East Asia to Europe

section 1: Toward Post-Western Social Sciences

1 Toward Post-Western Sociology
Laurence Roulleau-Berger

2 The Emergence and Characteristics of Chinese Sociology
Li Peilin

3 What Are Post-Western Sociologies?
Xie Lizhong

4 The Oneness Logic: Toward an East Asian General Theory
Kim Seung Kuk

5 To Create a Post-Western Sociology: A Brief Sketch of Japanese Sociology
Yazawa Shujiro

section 2: Non-hegemonic Traditions and Pluralism in Asian Social Sciences

6 Chinese Sociology: Traditions and Dialogues – Localized Knowledge Production as Post-Western Sociology
Li Youmei

7 Development of Sociological Thought in the Early Modern Period of Japan
Yama Yoshiyuki

8 Sociological Sinicization: A Chinese Effort in Post-Western Sociology
Zhou Xiaohong and Feng Zhuqin

9 Proposing a Global Sociology Based on Japanese Theories
Shoji Kōkichi

10 De-Westernization or Re-Easternization: Towards Post-Western Conceptualization and Theorization in the Sociology of Korea
Lim Hyun-Chin

11 Cosmopolitan Sociology: A Significant Step But Not the Final Task for Post-Western Sociology
Kim Mun Cho

section 3: Heritages and “Re-Asiatization” of Social Sciences

12 Chinese Economic Sociology: From the Perspective of Post-Western Sociology
Yang Dian

13 Thirty Years of Labor Sociology in China
Shen Yuan

14 Voice of the Dead: Hibakusha Collective Memory against the Western Ethos
Nomiya Daishiro

15 COVID-19 and Hegemonic Modernity: Post-Western Sociological Imaginations
Han Sang-Jin

16 Wanderers and the Settled: Perspectives of Kunio Yanagita and Kazuko Tsurumi on Social Change
Okumura Takashi

section 4: Epistemic Autonomies and Located Knowledge

17 Case Studies towards the Analysis of Total Social Construction
Qu Jingdong

18 Risk Governance, Publicness, and the Quality of the Social
Yee Jaeyeol

19 The Korean Wave as a Glocal Cultural Phenomenon: Addressing the New Trends in Korean Studies
Jang Wonho

20 Development of Critical Theory Based on the Analysis of Literary Works on Tenderness: Habermas’s Thesis and Akira Kurihara’s Work
Deguchi Takeshi

21 From Social Equilibrium to Self-Production of Society: The Transition of China’s Sociological Recognition on China’s Society
Sun Feiyu

22 Sociology without Society: The Dreyfus Affair, the Taigyaku Affair, and the Sociology of Life
Kikutani Kazuhiro

23 Weber “Fever” in China (1980–2020): Scholarly Communication and Discipline Construction
He Rong

Part 2: Translation and Ecologies of Knowledge: Dialogues East–West

Section 5: Globalization and Social Classes

24 Wealthization and Housing Wealth Inequality in China
Li Chunling

25 Squeezing the Western Middle Class: Precarization, Uncertainty and Tensions of Median Socioeconomic Groups in the Global North
Louis Chauvel

26 A New Approach to Social Inequality: Inequality of Income and Wealth
Shin Kwang-Yeong

27 Globalization and Social Inequality in the Context of Japan
Sato Yoshimichi

Section 6: Youth and Education

28 Educational Expansion and Its Impacts on Youth in Transitional China
Wu Yuxiao

29 Exploring Educational Institutions’ Major Roles and Norms to Understand Their Effects: The Example of France
Agnès van Zanten

30 Youth and Transition from School to Work in Japan
Asano Tomohiko

31 Education as an Institution and a Practice: Issues and Perspectives in Korean Sociology
Kim Byoung-Kwan

Section 7: State and Governance

32 Urban Renewal, Urban Restructuring: The City as Inescapable Western Representation
Agnès Deboulet

33 State and Society in Urban Renewal and Social Governance
Shi Yunqing

34 The State, Civil Society, and Citizens through Local Governance in Japan
Yamamoto Hidehiro

Section 8: Ethnicity and Space

35 The Border of Ethnicity Worlds
Ahmed Boubeker

36 Ethnicity, Space, and Boundary-Making among the Hui in Nanjing
Fan Ke

37 Considering Super-diversity in Immigration: Post-Western Sociology and the Japanese Case
Tarumoto Hideki

38 Spatial Confinement of Migrant Workers in Korea
Choi Jongryul

Section 9: Social Movements and Collective Action

39 Contributions of Japanese Environmental Sociology in Non-Western Contexts
Hasegawa Koichi

40 Social Movements and Collective Action
Lilian Mathieu

41 State’s Temperament and the Control of Collective Action in Contemporary China
Feng Shizheng

Section 10: Gender and Inequalities

42 Gender and Inequalities in France
Christine Détrez

43 Changing Gender Dynamics and Family Reinstitutionalization in Contemporary China
Ji Yingchun

44 Revisiting Comparative Frameworks and Gender Inequality in Japan
Nemoto Kumiko

45 Two Contradictory Trends in Korea in the COVID-19 Era: “Condensed Radicalization of Individualization” and “Community Orientation”
Shim Young-Hee

Section 11: Environment and Mistrust Crisis

46 How Ecological Civilization Contributes to Post-Western Sociology
Wang Xiaoyi and Anier

47 The Post-Western Anthropocene
Paul Jobin

48 East Asian Compressed Ecological Modernization: Modus of Developmental State and Technological Response to the Environmental Crisis
Satoh Keiichi

49 The Legacy of the Developmental State and the Rise of Fragmented Green Growth
Hong Deokhwa and Ku Dowan

Section 12: Individuation, Self, and Emotions

50 Management, Experience, and Performance: Emotional Regimes in Contemporary Society
Cheng Boqing and Wang Jiahui

51 The Individual and Society: The End of an Alliance and the Burden of Emotions
François Dubet

52 From the Deepest Dimension to Society
Yazawa Shujiro

53 Emotions of Fear, Anger, and Disgust in Contemporary Korean Society
Kim Wang-Bae

Section 13: Cities, Migration, and Work

54 Beyond “Post-Western” Urban Studies
Machimura Takashi

55 Sociology of Migration and Post-Western Knowledge
Laurence Roulleau-Berger

56 Social Integration of China’s Floating Population
Wang Chunguang and Lu Wen

Section 14: Global Health and New Future

57 Global Health Challenges and a New Future
Zhao Yandong and Hong Yanbi

58 East–West Dialogue for Global Health Care Challenges in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond
Hosoda Miwako

59 Expanding Epidemic Preparedness to Include Population Memory: A Key for Better Epidemic Management
Frédéric Le Marcis

60 South Korea Has Controlled the COVID-19 Outbreak But Failed to Prepare Accountable Hospitals and Doctors
Cho Byong-Hee

Laurence Roulleau-Berger, Li Peilin, Kim Seung Kuk and Yazawa Shujiro

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