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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Li
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-11T18:00:41Z
dc.date.available2019-11-11T18:00:41Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-06
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/69510
dc.descriptionVideo of full lecture with presentation slides edited into the video.en_US
dc.description.abstractProfessor Li Zhang, Professor of Anthropology, UC Davis - Facing intensified market competition and rapid social change, many Chinese are experiencing increased mental distress. In this talk, professor Zhang examines how psychological training and interventions play a vital part in cultivating a new self among urban middle-classes. She asks how the Chinese notion, ziwo (自我; self), is turned into an object of intense inquiry and how therapeutic techniques are deployed for self-development. The new forms of the self however continue to intersect with and complicate the existing social nexus, cultural sensibilities, and notions of personhood. Professor Zhang's ethnography explores how this therapeutic work contributes to intricate forms of subject-making that challenge such conceptual binaries as the private versus social self, the inner versus outer life, psychological versus social problems. While this “inner revolution” is giving rise to a profitable self-care industry and bears certain neoliberal traits, it also dovetails with the state’s project of building a “harmonious society” for conflict reduction.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCornell East Asia Programen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEast Asia Program, Cornell Universityen_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttps://vimeo.com/242603618en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjecthistoryen_US
dc.subjectEast Asiaen_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectpersonhooden_US
dc.titleCultivating A Therapeutic Self in Urban Chinaen_US
dc.typevideo/moving imageen_US
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