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

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

By: Salman Akhtar (editor)Paperback

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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.

About Author

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


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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780765706942
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 338
  • ID: 9780765706942
  • weight: 517
  • ISBN10: 0765706946

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