Is there a reasonably concise history of government transparency in Asia, Africa or native America?

The history of transparency in the west is well known. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_government#History Actually, the Wikipedia article doesn't cover transparency aspects in ancient Greece or the middle ages, but sources for that are easily found as well. What I haven't yet been able to find are... show more The history of transparency in the west is well known. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_govern...

Actually, the Wikipedia article doesn't cover transparency aspects in ancient Greece or the middle ages, but sources for that are easily found as well.

What I haven't yet been able to find are resources on the history of transparecy in non-Western cultures. The Chinese has Emperors, so probably not a lot of transparency there. My guess is the native Americans were a transparent bunch as a rule, but I don't really know where to start. I was not a history major as an undergrad!
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