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The emergence of the psycho-boom in contemporary urban China

Huang, Hsuan-Ying


During the past few years, the vogue enjoyed by psychotherapy in urban China has attracted the attention of Western media.1 e arrival of this ourishing scene was quick, unanticipated and in sharp contrast to Chinese culture during the Maoist period, when psychology as an academic discipline was rst repudiated as �bourgeois pseudoscience� and then abolished during the Cultural Revolution. e current welcoming of psychotherapy is also a dramatic shi from the earlier post-reform period in which it...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Psychiatry and Chinese History
DOI: 10.4324/9781315654379


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