The Real North Korea


#21

It’s also an attempt to spread easternization.


#22

China is going to be going through ‘elections’ in a few months from now.

Xi is going to have to explain to the CPC how he intends to cook China’s books for a few more years to pay for all of this.


#23

No offense - but what on earth is “easternization”?


#24

The rise of China’s intervention in geopolitics.


#25

Why not just say that? Using the word ‘easternization’ is stupid, imho.


#26

I’ll second that…


#27

How so? If you are going to proclaim something as being “stupid” why not provide some additional explanation? The both of you.


#28

It’s not geopolitically correct, since eastern can mean anything oriental.


#29

:thinking: but its a coined term, like westernization.


#30

By a bunch of Western academics?


#31

The word ‘westernization’ carries with it a lot of connotations which invoke an image of massive cultural, technological and economic shift in a nation China isn’t interested in ‘easternizing’ the countries it exerts influence over.


#32

Ehh…it’s more like one book.


#33

That’s a bit wrong though.

My library has a huge section on china…half the books use that word in their title that’s where I heard it originally.


#34

Most academics in Europe and America talk a lot of nonsense about China, like one of my own professors who connects everything that happens in Asia to ‘face’.


#35

I mean that’s just opinion so I can’t argue against that.


#36

Fair enough. I can’t argue with you not wanting to argue against opinion.


#37

I’m just trying to find for this easternization word and it’s either about Japanese management technique or some Gideon Rachman book. I’m trying to figure out the etymology of the term.


#38

Easternization is the word to describe the growth of eastern economies in relation to the west. Try searching with the UK spelling as well for better results = easternisation.


#39

I still think it’s a bit of a loaded term and implies a far deal more than what is actually going on.


#40

I disagree due to the growth of the Four Asian Tigers, China, etc. Japan is the only real odd one out in that area.