Dr Chris Baumann writes about the confucian legacy
Publication: Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Title: The confucian legacy
Author: Dr Chris Baumann, Department of Marketing and Management
Date: 29 April, 2014
Why is East Asia's academic school performance better than that of the West? Under Confucianism, an internalized mental aspiration leads to success and education is accordingly rated very high. The Confucian legacy bestows East Asia economic benefits. The Pisa results have shaken the West. East Asia - i.e. China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan - outperform the West.