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Anxious China : Inner Revolution and Politics of Psychotherapy / Li Zhang.

Author/Creator:
Zhang, Li, author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (224 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Psychotherapy -- Political aspects -- China.
Psychotherapy -- China.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The breathless pace of China's economic reform has brought about deep ruptures in socioeconomic structures and people's inner landscape. Faced with increasing market-driven competition and profound social changes, more and more middle-class urbanites are turning to Western-style psychological counseling to grapple with their mental distress. This book offers an in-depth ethnographic account of how an unfolding "inner revolution" is reconfiguring selfhood, psyche, family dynamics, sociality, and the mode of governing in post-socialist times. Li Zhang shows that anxiety-broadly construed in both medical and social terms-has become a powerful indicator for the general pulse of contemporary Chinese society. It is in this particular context that Zhang traces how a new psychotherapeutic culture takes root, thrives, and transforms itself across a wide range of personal, social, and political domains.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
ILLUSTRATIONS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Introduction
Chapter 1. Psy Fever
Chapter 2. Bentuhua
Chapter 3. Therapeutic Relationships with Chinese Characteristics?
Chapter 4. Branding the Satir Model
Chapter 5. Crafting a Therapeutic Self
Chapter 6. Cultivating Happiness
Chapter 7. Therapeutic Governing
Epilogue
NOTES
REFERENCES
INDEX
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 15. Sep 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520975392
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520975392 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.