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Psychoanalysis in China: Literary Transformations, 1919-1949

55 Psychoanalysis in China
Author: 
Jingyuan ZHANG
Publication Year: 
1992
Publication Number: 
55

A historical and bibliographical study of the reception and interpretation of Freud's ideas in China and an analysis of the use of these ideas in literature and literary criticism. Combining original historical research with a sensitivity to the interpretive issues raised by both fictional and expository texts, this study covers a wide range of Chinese translations, popularizations, and critical materials about psychoanalysis as well as many fictional works from the period. | 210 pages


CONTENTS

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction

1 A Brief Account of the Literature of Freudian Psychoanalysis in China     

  • 1.1 Translated Criticisms of Freudian Theory    
  • 1.2 Chinese Reactions to Freudian Theory  
  • 1.2.1 Freudian Theory and Psychology
  • 1.2.2 Freudian Theory and Philosophy
  • 1.2.3 Freudian Theory and Education
  • 1.2.4 The Reaction of the General Reading Public to Freud
  • 1.2.5 The Political Parties' Reactions to Freud    
  • 1.3 Conclusion

2 Searching for the Right Words     

  • 2.1 Translating Freudian Terms     
  • 2.2 Freud's Chinese Translators
  • 2.3 Conclusion

3 Fruedian Theme     

  • 3.1 The Symbol of Angst     
  • 3.2 The Oedipus Complex     
  • 3.3 The Interpretation of Dreams     
  • 3.4 Conclusion

4 Modernist Writers     

  • 4.1 Exlporation of Urban Life     
  • 4.2 Psychological Dimension(s)     
  • 4.3 Sexual Desire     
  • 4.4 The Decline of the Modernist Writers     
  • 4.5 Conclusion

5 Psychoanalytic Criticism     

  • 5.1 Literary Use of Psychoanalytic Criticism by Chinese Psychologists 
  • 5.2 Literary Critics
  • 5.3 Conclusion

Epilogue | Selected Bibliography | Appendix: Chinese Publications on Sigmund Freud | Glossary


Author
  • Jingyuan ZHANG is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Georgetown University. Her research interests include modern Chinese literature and media, gender studies and Chinese women writers, East-West comparative literature, and literary and cultural theories.

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ISBN (paperback): 
978-0-939657-55-1
Price (paperback): 
$18.00