Social Theory to Synthesize Problems, History, Structures, Meanings, Strategies and Subjects of Our Contemporary Society
Meanwhile, world structures have been evolving into ones led by the newly emerging powers such as China, India, Brazil and South Africa. No one can deny the possibility of a near future when the increasing newly-emerging nations will form a hegemony in both the economic and political worlds. The meanings are clear. The colonial rule of the world has been overturned, and the “advanced” nations have no other way than to obey the “grammars” of a new world.
Japan was defeated not only by Western imperialist powers but also by Asian national liberation struggles. The only way for Japan to make progress is to keep an accurate recognition of history, apologize to neighbor nations for regaining trust and take concrete actions to establish peace in East Asia and the world. This should be the only presumable strategy. The Japanese sovereign people, as the subjects, should do their best to invite North Korea into negotiations.
In this presentation, I will try to create a new social theory to synthesize these six key elements; thereby aiming toward a new global society overcoming the old order of global dominance, based on civilization potentials of the newly emerging nations such as China and India, using the “ontological turn” as a fulcrum to gain a new perspective.