Freud and the Far East

Freud and the Far East : Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the People and Culture of China, Japan, and Korea

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This book is a lexical ambassador with the dual responsibility of bridging the West and East and enhancing psychoanalytic conceptualization in the course of such an encounter. Distinguished psychoanalysts from East and West provide meticulous historical accounts of the development of psychoanalysis in Japan, Korea, and China and familiarize the reader with interesting personages, quaint phrases, cultural nuances, founding of journals, and emergence of groups interested in psychoanalysis.
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  • Hardback | 338 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 38.1mm | 680.39g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0765706938
  • 9780765706935

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Considering the place of East Asia from both sides of the couch, this long-overdue collection provincializes psychoanalysis from the perspectives of China, Japan, and Korea. Psychoanalytic inquiry can no longer afford to ignore some of the richest East Asian cultural traditions and theories of human relations-such as Buddhism, Confucianism, filial piety, and collective dependence-and those who embody them, 'over there' as well as 'over here.' -- David L. Eng, PhD, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania Freud and the Far East: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the People and Culture of China, Japan and Korea is enlightening, insightful, and relevant for a wide range of readers, and it has the potential to deeply change our stereotypes about clinical practices-not only in the Far East but across other diverse cultures around the world...Akhtar and his colleagues have greatly enhanced the richness of psychoanalytical theory and practice by linking psychoanalysis with its Easter influences...I strongly recommend including this book on the reading lists of clinical and abnormal psychology courses because of its strong focus on cultural diversity... -- Shereen Abdel Kader American Psychological Association, May 12, 2010 Salman Akhtar has edited a marvelous and thought-provoking exploration of psychoanalysis in the cultural context of China, Japan, and Korea. Unlike any other book, Freud and the Far East shows us the similarities and differences in psychoanalytic theory and clinical work between these three Asian countries. Building upon earlier edited books on psychoanalysis and India and Islam, Akhtar succeeds in illuminating not only how psychoanalysis historically evolved in a non-Western region, but also how some of the fascinating and creative ideas that emerged in the process enriched the psychoanalytic tradition. -- Francis Lu, MD, Luke and Grace Kim Professor of Cultural Psychiatry, University of California at Davis Freud and the Far East: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the People and Culture of China, Japan and Korea is enlightening, insightful, and relevant for a wide range of readers, and it has the potential to deeply change our stereotypes about clinical practices-not only in the Far East but across other diverse cultures around the world...Akhtar and his colleagues have greatly enhanced the richness of psychoanalytical theory and practice by linking psychoanalysis with its Eastern influences...I strongly recommend including this book on the reading lists of clinical and abnormal psychology courses because of its strong focus on cultural diversity. -- Shereen Abdel Kader American Psychological Association, May 12, 2010
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About Salman Akhtar

Salman Akhtar is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Tales and Terrains Chapter 3 1. Psychoanalysis in Japan Chapter 4 2. Psychoanalysis in Korea Chapter 5 3. Psychoanalysis in China Part 6 Traditions and Transformations Chapter 7 4. Two Kinds of Guilt Feelings: The Ajase Complex Chapter 8 5. Amae: East and West Chapter 9 6. Wa: Harmony and Sustenance of the Self in Japanese Life Chapter 10 7. Psychoanalysis in the "Shame Culture" of Japan: A "Dramatic" Point of View Chapter 11 8. The Butterfly Lovers: Psychodynamic Reflections on the Ancient Chinese Love Story, Liang-Zhu Chapter 12 9. The Filial Piety Complex: Variations on the Oedipus Theme in Chinese Literature and Culture Chapter 13 10. Transformation of Korean Women: From Tradition to Modernity Chapter 14 11. The Food Sex Equation: Three Sizzling Movies from the Far East Chapter 15 12. Zen, Martial Arts, and Psychoanalysis in Training the Mind of the Psychotherapist Part 16 Transpositions and Techniques Chapter 17 13. The Chinese-American Family Chapter 18 14. Second Generation Korean-Americans Chapter 19 15. An American-Japanese Transcultural Psychoanalysis and the Issue of Teacher Transference Chapter 20 16. Naikan: A Buddhist Self-Reflective Approach Chapter 21 17. Psychoanalytic Therapy Across Civilizations: Asians and Asian-Americans
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