Recently, I have an interest in Asian things. Basically, I don't have a strong attachment to my country or other countries, but I realized that I had a strong Western complex within me while I was thinking why I started to catch up with Asia. The complex of being born as an Asian, to non-Western. It might be thought that the present world is still composed of the sense of values in the center of Western Europe though it may seem to say quite strange at first glance. Global globalization is in a sense a strong aspect of cultural Americanized, and in some cities anywhere in the world you will encounter Starbucks, McDonald and Gap stores, and people who go the road In the hands of the Apple iphone or Google Android smartphone is clasped.They spend their holidays in Rome-United Kingdom-a shopping mall of American origin, and leaving a record in place of a diary is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter that have been developed in Silicon Valley. You can say that we live in a system covered by the ethics of Protestantism and capitalism in the west of what Max Weber said, both mentally and economically. In the first place, I live wearing jackets and pants (trousers) and shirts from the usual, because I hit the keyboard of Romaji input, it is difficult to think that not taken into the world that has been westernized. To tell the truth, I think that there was a strong West complex in the Japanese after the modernization. is not it in the base of a strong hate and the repulsion to China, Korea, and Korea which is even now in the meaning of the West complex though the de-Fukuzawa theory of On the other hand, in some sort of hierarchy, they are more ahead of modernization than they are.On the other hand, an attitude to see the eastern culture of a traditional continent as a unenlightened and vulgar.
A strong monotheism of western and Ka弱ki the pagan Orient
However, I think the Western complex to be the average in the one which comes from a certain kind of weakness in Asia and the Orient which does not have the monotheism idea after all. It originates from the fact that it was Western Europe (west) with the monotheism idea to have acquired the modernization, and there is still a world in the modern model. Of course, there was an exception historically, too.It was the time when the pagan worldview was expected to produce good results. The 1980s was a miracle for the Japan, and the time was driven by Japan as No. 1/economic success as an economic animal and a trend of post-modern thought. It was an age when the discourse of Imperial Palace? Q Cola? Cojabe as an empty center of the place where Roland Baltic said was snob formalism Japan where the re-evaluation was said and it seemed to shine. It is, after all, a thing that leads to animism-pantheism-a pagan image.In that sense, it was a Spinoza-Deleuze. However, in the Nineties the strong leadership absence Japan companies fell, and the discourse of respect and approval of liberal diversity ended up being not filled with sufficient and diverse individuals. In addition, the 21st century starts from the war of Monotheism vs. Monotheism, and it has come to the post-to-truth situation which can be called strongly monotheism from the reactionary of the relative principle now. In this, I cannot help feeling weakness in the pagan one.
On the other hand, I am currently paying attention to the country of China at this moment. The reason for this is that the current situation in China is very similar to the Japan of the eighties, and the general public's mentality is that economic animal-buying, Japan as the No. 1 = strong Chinese economy looks like. However, China is a peculiar point in Asia, and the monotheism is strong. Originally, there is a secular religious consciousness of some kind with the people by the Cheonjeyeon-Tenshi named Heaven-Emperor-Dynasty.It is still passed down as a system of heaven-Mao Zedong-Communist Party. It is a country named China to be a certain kind of monotheism though it is made indigenous to Asia, and imperialism. In the future, the conflict between the United States and China, the west-east, will be intensified. It can be said that it is the confrontation of the East China as the United States of the world as the first power and the world's second great power. In a sense, once Japan is the emperor-Nishida philosophy-modern Arceus-eight Soichi-it seems like the repetition of having been opposed to Western civilization as an Oriental representative in Manchuria country. China, of course, has a strong complex against the West, as well as Japan. Will China's political and economic successes help Asia overcome the western complex?
Can there be freedom and democracy in Asia?
Singapore seems to be called "the bright North".It is suggested that it is an autocratic politics though it develops economically highly. In a sense, it is a world in which the "wonderful New World" of the Ordaz Huxley has been realized. It would be a pluralistic that China, ridiculed as a George Orwell ' 1984 Surveillance Society, is aiming for in economic development. Recently, I saw ' Bahbari ' in India movie. It was the myth blockbuster which drew the ideal coming of the king. Then, it was noticed that the idea of democracy in Asia did not have the reality, and the rule consideration of King → people might be strong. However, it is likely not to be able to truncate such a rule consciousness of Asian countries only with the savage of Asia. It is different from the modern history experience, and Europe's having acquired liberty through the struggle, and modernized, and there is a memory of the trauma which was a colony of imperial powers in Asian countries. Therefore, it would be natural for Asian countries with controlled experience to put the emphasis on national sovereignty in favor of a strong power system as a nation, not freedom and liberal sovereignty. The only exceptions are Thailand and Japan.Rather, Japan the great powers, rather than the detainees, were the Kingdom of Thailand, which had been through diplomatic difficulties. On the other hand, liberty is not only the idea of liberal liberty, but also the libertarian-liberal-Hayek (Hayek is not libertarian), which means freedom of free competition. This concept of freedom is well received in Asia.Hayek seems to have had a big influence in the reform opening in China. It can be said that the people in Asia are living in the world of the Western "freedom" competition without being able to acquire "freedom" as liberty as the right. I will have to live with a complex feeling yet.