The Thinking Heart: Relationships and Mental Health in China

International online symposium. Held as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022.

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15 May, 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£20 – £30

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All attendees will be sent a unique link to join the live event. The recording will be sent to all registrants 24 hours after the event, available to watch for 1 month. Please check the time difference if you are not in the same time zone as UK. Participants won’t be visible.


Coinciding with the UK Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 whose theme is ‘loneliness’, this special online symposium will explore the dynamics of inter-personal relationships and intimacies of daily life in modern China, as they develop against the breathless pace of the country’s socio-economic changes. Speakers with extensive clinical and research experience across the Chinese and Western cultures will discuss a range of topics pertaining to ‘inner revolutions’ and the current ‘psycho-fever’ in China: the relational intricacies of clinical encounters, the modern dilemmas of balancing collectivist values with Western influences, the rapidly changing role of technology in shaping personal connections and mental health services, and above all: the evolving nature of family and romantic relationships.


          David E. Scharff and Jill Savege ScharffEmpty Heart Disease in China and the West

          Huan WangIntegrity or Integration: A Very Chinese Dilemma

          Elise Snyder – Psychoanalysis and China: Then and Now

          Hsuan-Ying HuangReading Online to Know Your Self

Click here for speaker biographies and abstracts.

‘The Thinking Heart’ Symposium Programme – 15th May 2022




15 May, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£20 – £30
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