International and Cultural Psychology

Mental Health in China and the Chinese Diaspora: Historical and Cultural Perspectives

Editors: Minas, Harry (Ed.)

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  • Includes China and the Chinese Diaspora
  • Integrates examination of mental health and mental health system development in context
  • Features international experts in Chinese history and culture and their mental health aspects
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Following on the previous volume, Mental Health in Asia and the Pacific, which was co-edited with Milton Lewis, this book explores historical and contemporary developments in mental health in China and Chinese immigrant populations. It presents the development of mental health policies and services from the 19th Century until the present time, offering a clear view of the antecedents of today’s policies and practice. Chapters focus on traditional Chinese conceptions of mental illness, the development of the Chinese mental health system through the massive political, social, cultural and economic transformations in China from the late 19th Century to the present, and the mental health of Chinese immigrants in several countries with large Chinese populations. China’s international political and economic influence and its capabilities in mental health science and innovation have grown rapidly in recent decades. So has China’s engagement in international institutions, and in global economic and health development activities. Chinese immigrant communities are to be found in almost all countries all around the world. Readers of this book will gain an understanding of how historical, cultural, economic, social, and political contexts have influenced the development of mental health law, policies and services in China and how these contexts in migrant receiving countries shape the mental health of Chinese immigrants. 

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Harry Minas is Head of the Global and Cultural Mental Health Unit, Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, at The University of Melbourne. He is a psychiatrist who has worked in transcultural and global mental health over the past three decades. His mental health research, education and service development work has been in development of mental health services for multicultural communities in Australia and mental health system development in low-income and middle-income countries, and post-conflict and post-disaster settings in South-East Europe, Asia and the Pacific. He has had a particular focus on mental health and human rights, working with academic and government colleagues in several countries on improving human rights protections for persons with mental illness and psychosocial disabilities. At the University of Melbourne he has developed graduate diploma and master-level programs in transcultural psychiatry and global mental health and, through the International Mental Health Leadership Program, has trained several hundred mental health leaders in more than 20 countries in Asia and the Pacific. He has written on transcultural psychiatry and global mental health, including more than 300 peer reviewed journal papers, books, book chapters, reports and multimedia teaching products.


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook 109,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mental Health in China and the Chinese Diaspora: Historical and Cultural Perspectives
Editors
  • Harry Minas
Series Title
International and Cultural Psychology
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65161-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65161-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65160-2
Series ISSN
1571-5507
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 251
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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