Villages Astir: Community Development, Tradition, and Change in Korea


This volume deals with Korean rural communities that have been influenced by two civilizations: Confucian, with its emphasis on communal values and cooperation within the group, and Western, with its emphasis on the individual. Authors Turner, Hesli, Bark, and Yu assess the impact of a community development program in Korean villages where the communal ties of Confucianism are still noticeable, in contrast with more loosely-knit settlements where the forces of individualism are stronger.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993


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