Foucauldian Governmentality and Confucian Ordering: Comparative Societal Images
This paper attempts to compare two aspects of Foucault and Confucian thinking. It argues that Foucauldain thinking of pastoral power and body finds similarities in Confucian thinking. It also argues that the Confucian's virtue of self-cultivation resonates with the Foucauldian's technologies of self and government rationality. Residential care policy for older people in Hong Kong would be included as an illustation.
Keywords: Conduct, Self, Body, Governors
William W. L. Wong
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University