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Huang Hsuan-Ying

Dr Huang Hsuan-Ying


PhD, Harvard University
MA, Harvard University
MD, National Taiwan University

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Huang Hsuan-Ying received his MD and psychiatric residency training from National Taiwan University and his PhD in medical anthropology from Harvard University. His research, mainly based in Beijing and Shanghai, examines urban China’s recent “psycho-boom,” with an emphasis on its broadly conceived psychoanalytic branch. He is particularly interested in how this psycho-boom may reveal or shape the subjectivity in urban China and how a new mental health profession may emerge from it.

Other Languages

  • Chinese
  • French (basic reading)

Research Interests

  • Medical and psychiatric anthropology
  • History of psychiatry/psychology/psychotherapy/psychoanalysis
  • Subjectivity
  • Mental health policy
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Current Projects

  • Psych-boom in urban China
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Selected Publications

‘The emergence of the psycho-boom in urban China’, in Howard Chiang ed. Psychiatry and Chinese History, London: Pickering & Chatto, 2014

‘The religious context of China’s psycho-boom’, in David Scharff and Sverre Varvin eds. Psychoanalysis in China, London: Karnac Books, 2014

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