WANG Xiangyuan. “East-West” in the Theories of “World-System”[J]. International Comparative Literature, 2018, 1(3): 473-486.
Citation: WANG Xiangyuan. “East-West” in the Theories of “World-System”[J]. International Comparative Literature, 2018, 1(3): 473-486.

“East-West” in the Theories of “World-System”

  • Received Date: 2018-03-11
  • Rev Recd Date: 2018-09-14
  • The "Modernization" theory and the "Tradition-Modernity" theory are new forms of contemporary west-centered theories. However, they are challenged by the "Attachment and Anti-attachment" theory and the dualism of "Center-Edge." On this basis, Wallerstein's "Modern World System" theory takes the "World System" as the basic unit, aiming to grasp the modern human society integrally. His ternary structure theory of "Center-Edge-Semi-periphery" exceeds the binary mode of "East-West" or "West-Non-West" theory and the west-centered view of history, forming a new pattern of global perspective and modern world history, and inspiring some scholars such as Abu-Lughod and Pomeranz to discover the "Early World System" before the "Modern World System," and thus a new explanation of the structure of world history is formed. Karatani Kojin's ternary structure theory, "Capital-Nation-State" and the vision of "Toward a World Republic" are further developments of the theory of "Modern World System" and further steps of the dualistic theory of "East-West."
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