Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 3 Number 1

Editor : David E. Scharff

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Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 3 Number 1

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This peer-reviewed journal proposes to explore the introduction of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic therapy, and the wider application of psychoanalytic ideas into China. It aims to have articles authored by Chinese and Western contributors, to explore ideas that apply to the Chinese clinical population, cultural issues relevant to the practice of analysis and psychotherapy, and to the cultural interface between Western ideas underpinning psychoanalysis, and the richness of Chinese intellectual and philosophical ideas that analysis must encounter in the process of its introduction.

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China features theoretical and clinical contributions, philosophical and cultural explorations, applications such as the analytic study of art, cinema and theatre, social aspects of analytic thought, and wider cultural and social issues that set the context for clinical practice.

Reviews and Endorsements

The journal of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China is one of the most significant collections of papers on the current status of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in China. We happily welcome its reissue.
Elise Snyder, M.D., President, China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA) and past President, American College of Psychoanalysts

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China is the only journal that bridges the East–West dialogue that we desperately need to understand each other and to make the psychoanalytic therapies maximally relevant to the Chinese. I welcome its pathbreaking publication!
Ralph Fishkin, North American Representative to the International Psychoanalytical Association Board and past Secretary, American Psychoanalytic Association

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China is an exciting and welcome resource in the clinical and theoretical new frontier of teaching and practice of psychoanalytic therapies in China, a society both ancient and ultra-modern. The articles by both Chinese and Westerners are refreshing in their initiative in exploring fascinating promising new perspectives.
Peter Loewenberg, Professor of History and Political Psychology, UCLA, past Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association’s China Committee Training and Supervising Analyst and Former Dean, New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China serves a most important role in China – and in the psychoanalytic world. The journal is an inspiration for the development of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy in China. This is a relatively new field in China but has been welcomed as it represents a possibility for clinicians to get insight into psychoanalytic way of thinking about development and the mind’s functioning. But also, and maybe more importantly, the journal is an arena where new ways of developing psychoanalysis may happen based on the dialogue between psychoanalysis and the very long traditions of thinking about the relation between mind, body and social context that exists in China.
Sverre Varvin, Training Analyst in the Norwegian Psychoanalytic Society, Founder of the Norwegian China Training Program and Chair, the International Psychoanalytical Association’s China Committee

Table of Contents

Editorial Introduction
David E. Scharff

Section One: Culture and Psychoanalysis
Shame East and West: similarities, differences, culture, and self
Michael Stadter and Gao Jun

Chinese culture and psychoanalysis
Peter Loewenberg

Femininity and masculinity in Chinese culture
Wang Huan

Rereading Klein’s “Some reflections on ‘The Oresteia’”—the evolution of the mother-daughter relationship in four generations of Chinese women
Xu Jianqin (Jane Xu)

Commentary: “Rereading Klein’s ‘Some reflections on “The Oresteia” ’—the evolution of the mother—daughter relationship in four generations of Chinese women”, by Xu Jianqin (Jane Xu)
Jill Savege Scharff

Section Two: Population, Trauma, and Mental Health
Editor’s introduction: Nicholas Eberstadt’s “China’s demographic prospects to 2040 and their implications: an overview”
David E. Scharff

China’s demographic prospects to 2040 and their implications: an overview
Nicholas Eberstadt

Traumatised women—organised violence
Sverre Varvin and Eivor Lægreid

Section Three: Clinical Matters
A family with oedipal dynamics
Li Yanling

Discussion: “A family with oedipal dynamics” by Li Yanling, with David E. Scharff
Elizabeth Palacios

Brief intervention with a Chinese family of a school-refusing fourteen-year-old girl
David E. Scharff and Janine Wanlass

The setting in online video psychotherapy
Duan Haoning

Discussion: “The setting in online video psychotherapy” by Duan Haoning
Zhang Peichao

Section Four: Going Online in the Time of COVID-19
Driven to teletherapy
Jill Savege Scharff

On the use of teleanalysis during COVID-19 in Panama
Yolanda Varela

Section Five: Book Reviews
Preface to the Chinese edition of The Matrix of the Mind: Object Relations and the Psychoanalytic Dialogue, by Thomas H. Ogden, translated by Yin Yiting
Introduced by Thomas H. Ogden and Reviewed by Yin Yiting

About the Editor(s)

David E. Scharff, MD, is Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association’s Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis; Chair of the Board, Founder and former Director of the International Psychotherapy Institute, Washington, DC; and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China, and author and editor of numerous books and articles, including The Sexual Relationship, Object Relations Family Therapy (with Jill Savege Scharff), Object Relations Couple Therapy, The Interpersonal Unconscious, and Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy.

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