Mediterranean Model for Asian Regionalism: Cosmopolitan Cities and Nation-States in Asia, A
Thomas P. Rohlen
Shorenstein APARC, page(s): 50
What can be said about the social and cultural characteristics of the Asian region as a whole? Are there, for example, traditional similarities that unify the region—something one might label “Asian culture”? Various scholars have seen an Asian-ness in such things as the way authority has been understood in the region 1 or, even more typically, they point to the Confucian heritage common to China and the nations on its periphery as a unifying characteristic.