The book series examines and explores the experiences of Asian populations living in Asia as well as in international communities. It breaks new ground in behavioural research by considering issues in an Asian or cross-cultural perspective. What is unique about the series is its unprecedented exploration and examination of behavioural issues confronting Asian populations or problems occurring in Asian communities. This series is a convenient venue and respectable choice for scholars who want to publish their exceptional Asian research to a global audience. It provides the international community with access to valuable academic resources of Asian scholars and is an important arena for mutual exchange and sharing between Asian universities and academic institutions in other parts of the world.
It provides a meaningful platform for a diverse and rich community of local and international scholars on a range of academic disciplines, such as social work, psychology, psychotherapy, counseling and expressive art, to engage in fruitful exchange of knowledge and dialog to understand complex and diverse behavioural issues that cross cultures and continents. Due to the wide scope of this book series, it is possible for potential authors to integrate various aspects of behavioural sciences into one book, or compare similar problems in different Asian communities, thus highlighting its inter-disciplinary or comparative nature.
Psychology in Southeast Asia Sociocultural, Clinical, and Health Perspectives
Psycho-Criminological Perspective of Criminal Justice in Asia Research and Practices in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Beyond
By Grant J. Rich, Jas Laile Jaafar, David Barron
February 01, 2022
Despite diverse, rich cultural traditions and abundant economic opportunity, there has been a paucity of research on psychology in Southeast Asia. This book aims to fill that gap, with a series of well-written theoretical and empirical chapters by PhD psychologists in SE Asia along with respected ...
By Chau-kiu Cheung, Xiaodong Yue
March 23, 2021
This book addresses the sustainability of happiness and well-being in Chinese societies. It starts by introducing the various conceptions of well-being, particularly in the Chinese sociocultural context. The book then proceeds with the examination of the sustainability of well-being by ...
By Haimin Pan
February 13, 2020
Spousal bereavement seems to be one of the most devastating things a person can suffer through during the course of his or her life and it can result in adverse bio-psycho-social consequences for the left behind spouse. This book offers updated views from incorporating meaning making theory and ...
By Elaine Suk Ching Liu
August 29, 2019
This book describes the origin, development and current state of volunteerism in Asia and Hong Kong. It also presents a field-tested model of empowering through volunteerism (namely, the CYEP at City University), that involves youth, governmental and non-governmental agencies and their ...
By Chau-kiu Cheung, Xiaodong Yue
September 02, 2019
Examining creativity in Chinese societies from both a personal and contextual standpoint, this ground-breaking book offers readers a unique insight into the Chinese mind. It provides a review of the nature, origins, and consequences of creativity, deriving from empirical evidence in the Chinese ...
By Zhanguo Liu, T. Wing Lo
August 19, 2019
Rapid urbanization of economic zones in China has resulted in a special social phenomenon: "villages-in-the-city." Underdeveloped villages are absorbed during the expansion of urban areas, while retaining their rustic characteristics. Due to the rural characteristics of these areas, social security...
By Low Yiu Tsang Andrew
January 30, 2019
Parenting adolescents is a challenging task for parents. Professionals offer a range of support and parenting programmes to support parents. However, the importance of culturally adapting parenting programmes to benefit parents and their adolescent children hasn’t always been understood. This book ...
By Xiaodong Yue, Chau-kiu Cheung
October 22, 2018
This book introduces psychosocial studies of idol worship in Chinese societies. It reviews how idol worship is perceived in Chinese culture, history, and philosophy as well as how it differs from the concept of celebrity worship that is more dominant in Western literature. Using a pioneering ...
By Xiaodong Yue
July 26, 2017
This book addresses psychological studies of humour in Chinese societies. It starts by reviewing how the concept of humour evolves in Chinese history, and how it is perceived by Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism respectively. It then compares differences in the Western and the Chinese perceptions ...
By Heng Choon (Oliver) Chan, Samuel M.Y. Ho
March 17, 2017
This book offers both theoretical and practical examinations of the psycho-criminology of criminal justice in Asia, with particular emphasis on the Hong Kong and Singapore contexts. It is designed to present the current state of the field, which addresses key topics in three major sub-areas – ...
By Gloria Hongyee Chan
October 17, 2016
Hidden Youth and the Virtual World examines the phenomenon of ‘hidden youth’ or hikikomori, as it is better known in Japan as well as Hong Kong. Exposure to the Internet has allowed these young persons to develop a high level of capability within the virtual world, however these are skills that are...
By Diego Busiol
October 11, 2016
How is it possible that a phenomenon like psychoanalysis, which has dominated the cultural and intellectual life of the last century in Europe, North and South America, has seemingly had little-to-no resonance in Hong Kong? This book attempts to explain this phenomenon. Addressing the subject from ...