A Sociological Analysis of Depression in China

Authors: Hsiao, I-Hsin

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  • Presents an integrated analysis of depression in China from the perspectives of sociology, medical science and psychology
  • Offers a unique sociological perspective on the impacts of globalization on depression in China
  • Recommended by the Chinese Sociological Association as one of the ten best books of 2017
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This book explores the relationship between macro-social structure, social construction and micro-healthcare behaviors. It constructs a two-layered and two-faceted sociological analytical framework to analyze the causes of depression in China and account for the comparatively low rate of depression in the country, and provides a sociological interpretation of depression in China from a global perspective that has rarely been adopted in previous sociological studies in China. 
Presenting first-hand data and case studies, it describes and analyzes patients’ subjective experience and actions as well as physicians’ viewpoints. It also includes interviews with 34 patients, 4 family members, 3 psychological consultants and 5 psychiatrists.
Offering an integrated interpretation of depression in China from the perspectives of sociology, medical science and psychology, this book is intended primarily, but not exclusively, for the growing body of researchers and students who are looking for ways of analyzing depression, especially in China. It is also a valuable resource for practitioners working in the field.

About the authors

I-Hsin Hsaio, Doctor of Sociology from Essex University, UK; associate professor in the Department of Social Work in East China University of Science and Technology. Award: Ten Best Books of 2017 recommended by Chinese Sociological Association. Research interests: medical sociology. 
Junjun Xing (Translator), lecturer in the College of Foreign Languages of East China University of Science and Technology; Doctor of Linguistics from Fudan University, China; part-time post-doctoral researcher at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (2016 till now); visiting scholar to the University of Sydney, AU (Feb. 2019 to Feb. 2020).Research interests: Systemic Functional Linguistics, discourse analysis and translation studies.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • How Depression Arises: A Sociological Questioning and a Methodological Reflection

    Pages 1-32

    Hsiao, I-Hsin

  • Analysis of the Production Side: Depression in Drastic Space Changes

    Pages 41-59

    Hsiao, I-Hsin

  • Analysis of the Production Side: Depression in Drastic Time Changes

    Pages 61-78

    Hsiao, I-Hsin

  • Analysis of the Consumption Side: Socio-Psychological Context of Depression

    Pages 79-99

    Hsiao, I-Hsin

  • Depression in Capitalist Discourse: A Lacanian Psychoanalytical Interpretation

    Pages 101-136

    Hsiao, I-Hsin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Sociological Analysis of Depression in China
Authors
Translated by
Xing, J.
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
East China University of Science and Technology Press Co., Ltd.
Distribution Rights
No distribution rights for Chinese Mainland.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-6471-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-6471-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-6470-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 178
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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