1st Edition

Jungian Psychology in the East and West
Cross Cultural Perspectives from Japan

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ISBN 9780367766894
July 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
240 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

It is well known that Jung’s investigation of Eastern religions and cultures supplied him with an abundance of cross-cultural comparative material, useful to support his hypotheses of the existence of archetypes, the collective unconscious and other manifestations of psychic reality. However, the specific literature dealing with this aspect has previously been quite scarce.  This unique edited collection brings together contributors writing on a range of topics that represent an introduction to the differences between eastern and western approaches to Jungian psychology.

Readers will discover that one interesting feature of this book is the realization of how much Western Jungians are implicitly or explicitly inspired by Eastern traditions - including Japanese - and, at the same time, how Jungian psychology - the product of a Western author - has been widely accepted and developed by Japanese scholars and clinicians.

Scholars and students of Jungian studies will find many new ideas, theories and practices gravitating around Jungian psychology, generated by the encounter between East and West. Another feature that will be appealing to many readers is that this book may represent an introduction to Japanese philosophy and clinical techniques related to Jungian Psychology.

Table of Contents

Section1: East and West 1. How Can We Survive in This Globalized Age? Exploring ego consciousness in the Western and the Japanese psyches Megumi Yama 2. The Ego and Self in East-West Psychology Lynlee Lyckberg 3. Cultural Reflection in Eastern and Western Tales of the Mirror David Fisher 4. East Meets West in World War II: Implications for Japan’s Maternal Culture Elly Lyn Section 2: Images 5. Narcissism and Difference: Narcissism of Minor Differences Revisited Kazunori Kono 6. Encountering the other world in Japanese Manga: from Hyakki-yagyo-zu to Pocket Monsters Konoyu Nakamura 7. Ancient Chinese Hieroglyph: Archetype of Transformation of Jungian Psychology and Its Clinical Implication Adelina Wei Kwan Wong 8. Conversion of Saint Francis of Assisi: Guidance by Dreams and Encounter with Father Jun Kitayama Section 3: Clinical Issues 9. Intimate relationships between women and men: psychosocial and post-Jungian perspectives Andrew Samuels 10. Rising Compassion. Revisiting ‘clinical empathy’ from F. Schleiermacher’s translational viewpoint Shoichi Kato 11. Ensou and Tree view therapy: Zen based psychotherapy from Hisamatsu and Kato theory Kojiro Miwa 12. Significance of drawings without a tree in response to the Baum test by schizophrenic patients: Interpreting drawings by schizophrenic patients from a Jungian perspective Himeka Matsushita Section 4: Identity and Individuation 13. The House Imago and the Creation of Order Pi-Chen Hsu, Hiro Kuroda 14. From Dragons to Leaders: Latvian and Japanese Psyches, and an Organic Consciousness Evija Volfa Vestergaard 15. Emptiness and Diversity -psychological inner movement in western and eastern culture- Tsuyoshi Inomata 16. Un-written in Stone: Re-Imagining Individuation and the Objective Psyche with Japanese and American Landscapes 17. More Ancient Layers of the Japanese Psyche as Seen from the Tales and Dreams of the Ainu Mayumi Furukawa 18. Makoto Tsumori’s philosophy of care and education in relation to Jungian psychology Ryutaro Nishi

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Konoyu Nakamura is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Otemon Gakuin University in Osaka, Japan. She is involved in clinical work at her private practice in Kyoto as a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist. She has contributed chapters to several books, including Analytical Psychology in a Changing World The Search for Self, Identity and Community (2015), and Jungian Perspective on Rebirth and Renewal Phoenix Rising (2017). She was responsible for translating Susan Rowland’s Jung A feminist Revision into Japanese (2021). She is a member of the International Association for Jungian Studies and is a member of the Executive of Committee of the International Association for Jungian Studies for the 2015~2020 term, and she was also a Co-Chair of the 2019 IAJS Regional Conference, Osaka, Japan at Otemon Gakuin University.

Stefano Carta is a Psychologist and a Jungian analyst graduate at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He is Professor of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology at the University of Cagliari, Italy and Honorary Professor at the Department of Psychoanalytic Studies of the University of Essex, UK. He is a Member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology, and of the Associazione Italiana di Psicologia Analitica (AIPA), of which he was the President for the 2002-2006 term. He has been the representative for Italy at the United Nations’ International Union of Psychological Sciences. He has also been a consultant for Unesco, for which he has edited a three-volume entry on Psychology for the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. He is he the director of the oldest Jungian Journal in Italy:  the Rivista di Psicologia Analitica, and has been the Deputy Europe  Editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology.