Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Chinese Psychoanalysis

Random note scribbled on a sheet of paper.  How convenient a categorization!

To capture contemporary China’s specific combination of stresses, the analyst Huo Datong separates problems into two categories: jiating xiaoshi, or household issues—the private dynamics of couples and families—and guojia dashi, national issues, the things, as Huo puts it, that “are handled by the ruling Party on a national level and which people are never supposed to express doubts about: politics, freedom of speech, the right to demonstrate, and religion.”

from Meet Dr. Freud: Does psychoanalysis have a future in an authoritarian state?
by Evan Osnos The New Yorker January 10, 2011.