Religion in China, Korea & Japan
Reconciling the societal differences between the Western world and Asia–particularly with respect to China, Korea, and Japan–may never be a possibility. The divide is not so simple as the distinctions between mere Christianity, Confucianism, or communism, nor is it reducible to simple philosophical terms such as capitalism, liberalism, or Marxism. Indeed, the inherent dissimilarities between Eastern and Western cultures are as likely the result of the forced separation due to geography and the consequence of limited contact over the millennia.
As Rozman insists, the failure of social science to investigate national heritage as the fulcrum of societal..