Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 6 Number 1 & 2

Author(s) : David E. Scharff

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Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China: Volume 6 Number 1 & 2

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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.

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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

David E. Scharff

Transformative moments in an online China child therapy teaching journey
Caroline M. Sehon, Chiung-Hsuan Huang, and Xiaoyi Zhou

On a theory of self-structure–Part 1: the nature of narcissism
Jie Zhong

Healing attitudes in contagious times: the experience of practicing psychotherapy in China during the pandemic
Chenghou Cai and Heyong Shen

Evaluation and treatment of the family of a twelve-year-old boy
Wu Xiaowei, Xie Beili, David E. Scharff, Jill Savege Scharff, and Janine Wanlass

Section One: Clinical Considerations
Special sections on philosophy and psychoanalysis by faculty and graduate students at the Department of Psychology, Tongji University
Ju Fei and Liu Zixiao, guest co-editors

Dual evidence: a perspective on the methodology of reading clinical materials—a concurrent commentary on “après-coup”
Ju Fei

Research on “hollow disease” of Chinese university students based on the perspective of logotherapy
Chen Xuri

Discussion on pathological diagnosis of psychoanalysis and psychiatry: bipolar disorder as an example
Lu Zijuan

Section Two: Research Articles
Introductions to the articles
Ju Fei and Liu Zixiao, guest co-editors

The sense-making of social motor competence in autism spectrum disorder
He Jianqing

Kant and Freud on the restriction of the subject
Yang Jin

A paradigm of wholeness: an analysis of Lacan’s concepts of “writing” and “picture”
Wang Mingrui

Les précieuses and Liu Rushi
Wang Runchenxi

Link and “Ren Lun”, transitional and “Zhong Yong”: a discussion of “Fairbairn, Pichon Rivière, and the future of psychoanalysis in China” by David E. Scharff
Liu Zixiao

The other and gender identity: a contemporary feminist commentary on psychoanalysis
Yong Xie

The otherness and unconscious elements in a neo-phenomenological theory of subject
Yan Yuhui

The psychoanalytic unconscious and Buddhist unconscious (alaya-consciousness)
Xu Xianjun

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About the Author(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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