Handbook of Post-Western Sociology: From East Asia to Europe

Laurence Roulleau-Berger, Peilin Li, Seung Kuk Kim, Shujiro Yasawa
March 2023
TRIANGLE : Actions, discours, pensée politique et économique,

Beyond hegemonic thoughts, the Post-Western sociology enables a new dialogue between East Asia (China, Japan, Korea) and Europe on common and local knowledge to consider theoretical continuities and discontinuities, to develop transnational methodological spaces, and co-produce creolized concepts. 

With this new paradigm in social sciences we introduce the multiplication of epistemic autonomies vis-à-vis Western hegemony and new theoretical assemblages between East-Asia and European sociologies. From this ecology of knowledge this groundbreaking contribution is to coproduce a post-Western space in a cross-pollination process where “Western” and “non-Western” knowledge do interact, articulated through cosmovisions, as well as to coproduce transnational eldwork practices.

À propos des auteurs

Laurence Roulleau-Berger, Ph.D. University Lyon 2 (1982) and Ph.D. Supervisor in sociology (2001), is Research Director at French National Center for Scientic Research (CNRS), École Normale Supérieure of Lyon. She has published many books, articles and chapters, including Post-Western Revolution in Sociology. From China to Europe (2016), Young Chinese Migrants, Compressed Individual and Global Condition (2021), and Sociology of Migration and Post-Western Theory, co-edited with Liu Yuzhao (2022).

LI Peilin, Ph.D. University Paris 1 (1987), is Chair Professor of sociology at University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Academic member and Director of law, social and political division of CASS. He has published many books, articles and chapters, including in English: Social transformation and Chinese Experience (2017), Urban Village Renovation: The Stories of Yangcheng Village (2020), and Handbook of Social Stratication in the BRIC Countries (co-editor, 2013).

KIM Seung Kuk, Ph.D. Indiana University, is Professor emeritus of Pusan National University. He served as the President of Korean Association of Ocean Sociology, East Asian Sociological Association, Korean Sociological Association, and Korean Society for Social Theory. He has published many books, articles and chapters, including: Toward an Ocean of Hybridisation (2022), Solipsist and Spiritualist Individualism (2018), and The Rise of Hybrid Society and Its Friends (2015). He won the Korean Academy of Sciences Award (2017).

YAZAWA Shujiro is Emeritus Professor of Hitotsubashi University and Seijo University, Tokyo. He served as the President of Japan Sociological Society and is the President of East Asian Sociological Association. He has published many books, articles and chapters, including: Theories about and Strategies against Hegemonic Social Science: Beyond the Social Sciences with M.Kuhn (2015), The Frontiers of Relexive Sociology (2017), and "The Indigenization of American Sociology and Universalization of Japanese Sociology," Journal of History of Sociology (2021).