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We can only change ourselves: psychology and mental health in China

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This thesis is based on 14 months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted 2018/19 with psychological counsellors, their clients, psychology hobbyists 心理爱好者 and their wider social milieu, in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. These people are participants in the “psy-boom”– –the dramatic rise of interest in psychology and adoption of psychological services––that has been a significant social development in the late reform period. First, this thesis shows that the psy- boom is taking place in mu...

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SSD
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OSGA
Sub department:
Area Studies
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ORCID:
0000-0003-1137-2646
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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