Chinese Perspectives on Cultural Psychiatry

Psychological Disorders in “A Dream of Red Mansions” and Contemporary Society

  • Wei Wang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Guorong Ma, Junpeng Zhu, Wanzhen Chen, Wei Wang
    Pages 41-56
  3. Hongying Fan, Wanzhen Chen, Wei Wang
    Pages 57-74
  4. Xu Shao, Hao Chai, Wei Wang
    Pages 93-113
  5. Chanchan Shen, Yanli Jia, Wei Wang
    Pages 145-165
  6. Hongying Fan, You Xu, Wei Wang
    Pages 181-192
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 197-253

About this book


This book presents a longitudinal study of cultural influence on psychiatric disorders, from late imperial China to contemporary China, drawing on both reviews and lab results to do so. While predominantly offering evidence of cultural influences on psychiatric disorders from a Chinese perspective, it will also be of global benefit since “the national exemplifies the international.” It presents the Chinese “emic” components of culture, including Chinese personality traits, Chinese forms of emotional regulation, and Chinese styles of family structure and function, which will stimulate international interest and research in related areas. The intended readership includes cultural psychiatrists and psychologists, family therapists, personality psychologists, literature-related researchers, and members of the general public who are interested in cultures expressed in fictions.


Psychological Disorders Cultural Psychiatry Personality Trait and Disorder Psychosocial Studies Sexual Behavior Bipolar Disorder Emotional Dysregulation Family Structure and Function Late Imperial and Contemporary China A Dream of Red Mansions

Editors and affiliations

  • Wei Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry/School of Public HealthZhejiang University College of MedicineHangzhouChina

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