Deep China: The Moral Life of the Person [NOOK Book]

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Deep China investigates the emotional and moral lives of the Chinese people as they adjust to the challenges of modernity. Sharing a medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry perspective, Arthur Kleinman, Yunxiang Yan, Jing Jun, Sing Lee, Everett Zhang, Pan Tianshu, Wu Fei, and Guo Jinhua delve into intimate and sometimes hidden areas of personal life and social practice to observe and narrate the drama of Chinese individualization. The essays explore the remaking of the moral person during China’s profound ...
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Overview

Deep China investigates the emotional and moral lives of the Chinese people as they adjust to the challenges of modernity. Sharing a medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry perspective, Arthur Kleinman, Yunxiang Yan, Jing Jun, Sing Lee, Everett Zhang, Pan Tianshu, Wu Fei, and Guo Jinhua delve into intimate and sometimes hidden areas of personal life and social practice to observe and narrate the drama of Chinese individualization. The essays explore the remaking of the moral person during China’s profound social and economic transformation, unraveling the shifting practices and struggles of contemporary life.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Essential. . . . This is one of the most important books on China to be published in recent years."--The China Journal

"This book should be highly praised. . . . Good reading for anyone interested in Sinology, politics, economics, anthropology, sociology and mental health."--Metapsychology Online Review

"Fascinating. . . . Deep China seeks to explore through the lenses of psychiatry and sociology the effects on the individual."--British Journal of Psychiatry

"Fascinating. . . . Deep China seeks to explore through the lenses of psychiatry and sociology the effects on the individual."--British Journal of Psychiatry

The China Journal - Susan D. Blum

“Essential. . . . This is one of the most important books on China to be published in recent years.”
Metapsychology Online Review - Diana Soeiro

“This book should be highly praised. . . . Good reading for anyone interested in Sinology, politics, economics, anthropology, sociology and mental health.”
British Journal Of Psychiatry - Rui Zheng

“Fascinating. . . . Deep China seeks to explore through the lenses of psychiatry and sociology the effects on the individual.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520950511
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 9/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 1,221,243
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Arthur Kleinman is Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard University; Yunxiang Yan is a Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles; Jing Jun is a Professor at Tsinghua University Beijing; Sing Lee is a Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong; Everett Zhang is a Professor at Princeton University; Pan Tianshu is a Professor at Fudan University Shanghai; Wu Fei and Guo Jinhua are Professors at Peking University Beijing.
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Table of Contents


Preface

Introduction: Remaking the Moral Person in a New China

1. The Changing Moral Landscape Yunxiang Yan

2. From Commodity of Death to Gift of Life Jing Jun

3. China's Sexual Revolution Everett Yuehong Zhang

4. Place Attachment, Communal Memory, and the Moral Underpinnings of Gentrification in Postreform Shanghai Pan Tianshu

5. Depression: Coming of Age in China Sing Lee

6. Suicide, a Modern Problem in China Wu Fei

7. Stigma: HIV/AIDS, Mental Illness, and China's Nonpersons Guo Jinhua and Arthur Kleinman

8. Quests for Meaning Arthur Kleinman

Glossary of Chinese Terms and Names Notes on Contributors Index

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