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Busiol, D. (2015). Factors Affecting the Understanding and use of Psychoanalysis in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 63(3):411-435.

(2015). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 63(3):411-435

Factors Affecting the Understanding and use of Psychoanalysis in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan

Diego Busiol

The majority of Western psychotherapies are known and practiced in Hong Kong, while psychoanalysis still has little resonance. A recent study finds that psychoanalysis is perceived neither as ineffective nor as necessarily in conflict with Hong Kong Chinese values. Nevertheless, Hong Kong Chinese culture influences how psychoanalysis is received and understood, when compared to Mainland China and Taiwan. It is argued that a better reception in the latter two was possible because of different social and historical backgrounds, different clinical backgrounds of those who receive training, and the more active role of Western psychoanalysts.

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