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The Psychology of Chinese Gambling

A Cultural and Historical Perspective

Authors: Chan, Chi Chuen, Li, Wai Lim William, Chiu, Sau-Lam Amy

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  • Explores the cultural history of Chinese gambling 
  • Examines the prevalence of problem gambling in China, Hong Kong, Macao and Singapore
  • Proposes a therapeutic treatment model for addicted gamblers in China
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This book critically discusses the psychology of Chinese gambling from a cultural perspective. In particular, it investigates the history of gambling, the prevalence of gambling in China, and the personality of Chinese gamblers and explores how the Chinese culture has contributed to the development of gambling and gambling problems. Further, it examines specific evidence-based treatment for Chinese problem gamblers and provides a therapeutic model that is tailored to their needs and psychology. This book useful for students and academics conducting research on Chinese gamblers and the treatments that work for them.

About the authors

Dr. Chi Chuen Chan is a professional psychologist with over 18 years of clinical experience. He has served 6 years as a clinical psychologist at the Hong Kong Government and 11 years as a part-time clinical psychologist in Macao. He also served an academic year as a full-time lecturer and student counsellor at Hong Kong Shue Yan College. His PhD is in Psychology and his field of expertise is forensic and clinical psychology, especially the psychology of gambling. He has taught extensively at universities in Hong Kong and Macao, including the University of Hong Kong, the Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and the University of Macao. A Yale Divinity School graduate and Yale Research Fellow, Dr. Chan is currently a research fellow with the Mother Mary Social Studies Centre in Macao, the Managing Editor of the Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, and a member of Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), American Psychological Association. Professionally, he serves as the consulting psychologist of the Union Concordia Medical Group, a major health care provider in Hong Kong and Macao. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Upper Iowa University’s Hong Kong campus. 

Trained at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, William Li is a professional physiotherapist with over 14 years of clinical practice in Hong Kong. At present, he is serving as a Physiotherapist in Caritas Jockey Club Lai King Rehabilitation Centre, Hong Kong. William graduated with two masters’ degrees, one in Geriatric Rehabilitation from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and another in Mental Health from The Chinese University Hong Kong. In addition to his credentials in physiotherapy, William has a bachelor degree in Psychology from Upper Iowa University and a professional diploma in Counseling and Health Psychology from the Open University Hong Kong respectively. William is currently registered as a certified gambling counselor by the Canadian Council of Professional Certification. 

Amy Chiu’s passion in psychology has been a driving force for her studies in the Upper Iowa University (Hong Kong Campus), where she obtained her bachelor degree in 2013. Her mentor is Dr. Chi Chuen Chan. In her research studies in problem gambling, she has presented three conference papers and published two journal articles. Further to her studies in psychology, Ms. Chiu has achieved professional qualification in family mediation and family therapy.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • A Cultural History of Chinese Gambling I (From Ancient Period to Yuan Dynasty)

    Pages 1-34

    Chan, Chi Chuen (et al.)

  • A Cultural History of Chinese Gambling II (From Ming Dynasty to Qing Dynasty)

    Pages 35-55

    Chan, Chi Chuen (et al.)

  • The State and Prevalence of Gambling in Chinese Communities

    Pages 57-83

    Chan, Chi Chuen (et al.)

  • The Motivation of Chinese Disordered Gamblers: A Cultural Perspective

    Pages 85-97

    Chan, Chi Chuen (et al.)

  • The Personality of Chinese Gamblers

    Pages 99-114

    Chan, Chi Chuen (et al.)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Psychology of Chinese Gambling
Book Subtitle
A Cultural and Historical Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3486-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3486-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3485-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 146
Number of Illustrations
38 b/w illustrations
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