S-Space Researcher Institutes (연구소, 연구원) Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (통일평화연구원) Asian Journal of Peacebuilding (AJP) Asian Journal of Peacebuilding vol.03 no.01-02 (2015)
Gender Values in Vietnam—Between Confucianism, Communism, and Modernization
- Grosse, Ingrid
- Issue Date
- Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, Vol.3 No.2, pp. 253-272
- It is regularly claimed that Communism and Confucianism shape gender-related norms, practices, and institutions in Vietnam. Some scholars emphasize the ongoing relevance of Confucian traditions, while others hold that Communist rule led to more gender-equal norms, practices, and institutions. By contrast, I suggest that broader socioeconomic modernization processes should be considered. I use data from the World Values Survey to investigate the question of the relative influence of Communism, Confucianism, and modernization processes on gender attitudes. The results show that modernization is a crucial factor in understanding gender attitudes, but that Communism and Confucianism likewise have an influence.
- 2288-2693 (print)