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The second International Conference of JungianPsychology and Chinese Culture

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Digest:The second International Conference of JungianPsychology and Chinese Culture was held on September 2002, at Pearls-IslandHotel in Guangzhou. Over fifty international Jungian analysts andpsychotherapists, 100 scholars from Hong Kong and Taiwan, and the mainland ofChina attended the conference. The theme of the conference is: Psyche: Images and Ganying.

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The second International Conference of JungianPsychology and Chinese Culture was held on September 2002, at Pearls-IslandHotel in Guangzhou. Over fifty international Jungian analysts andpsychotherapists, 100 scholars from Hong Kong and Taiwan, and the mainland ofChina attended the conference. The theme of the conference is: Psyche: Images and Ganying. ProfessorHuang Jiefu, the vice-minister of the Chinese National Health Ministry sent thegreetings. He said that “Psychoanalysis and Analytical psychologyconstructs the important foundation for psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology.It is particularly meaningful to bridge the Chinese culture and the westernstyle Psychoanalysis. I believe that such exchanges would undoubtedly enable thestudy to be carried forward at a faster pace, at a wider range and on a deeperlevel. And I also deeply believe that through such a dialogue with the world,China will benefit itself much more as far as “Psycho Analysis” and “Culture andPsychology” are concerned. Moreover, it will also greatly helpwith our psychology education and the bringing about of people’s mental health.”


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Yan Zexian, professor of philosophy, president of theSouth China Normal University, and the president of the Association of theSocial Science of Guangdong Province, gave an opening address. He said: “I truly believe thatthe Conference is a high level interdisciplinary academic exchange. “The East and the Westare no longer distant and alienated.” This is a remark frequently quoted. I thinkthe Conference of Analytical Psychology and Chinese Culture we open todayserves to bring the two worlds closer. I sincerely wish the Conference asuccess and that we make it a productive one.”


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Murray Stein, the president of theInternational Association of Analytical psychology, said in his openingaddress: “The IAAP’s interest in sponsoring and supportingthese conferences is a direct outgrowth of Jung’s own longstanding interest in the dialoguebetween Western psychology and Eastern philosophy and religion. Jung felt thatthe East could provide a much-needed correction for the one-sided rationalisticthinking of the West. On the other hand, he did not believe in sacrificing thegains of Western science. The solution would not be an either/or, but rather aboth/and. This kind of solution can come about only through genuine dialogue,which is based on mutual respect and interest in the viewpoint of the other.That is what we have come here to do. We will be speaking and we will belistening. From this will come clarification, differentiation, and eventuallyan increase in consciousness.


Joe Cambray, vice-president and honorarysecretary of IAAP, said in his opening speech: “On a broad scale, this conference is anhistoric event for the entire Analytical psychology community.  As the second, in what I hope will become aseries of such events, its offers the occasion to solidify the efforts atmutual discovery and dialogue between the IAAP and our Chinese colleagues begunwith the first conference here.” “Synchronicity is one of the most profoundyet perplexing aspects of Jung’s psychology, one that as yet has not beenfully grasped or integrated into the mainstream of Western psychologicalunderstanding.   Jung, as we know, wasdeeply influenced in the formulations of this idea by what he felt was thegenius of Chinese wisdom embodied in the YiJing.Therefore, it is most fortunate that Analytical psychologists will also havethe chance to listen and learn from Chinese scholars about their understandingsderived from this ancient, most unusual text. And so, in the spirit of these windows into the meaningful connectionsoperating in our world, let us all attend to the changes that flow from ourmeeting.”


Thomas Kirsch, former president of the IAAP,said for the conference: “Jung had a lifelong interest in Chinesephilosophy, and it was a major influence in his work.  His collaboration with Richard Wilhelm in thepublication of the "Secret of the Golden Flower" in 1929 was one ofthe first Western psychological publications to approach Eastern thought.  Jung's concept of synchronicity was certainlyheavily influenced by his study of the I Ching. There are many other areas ofoverlap between the two disciplines, and I am sure that many of them will bediscussed in this conference.


Brigitte Spillmann, thepresident of the Curatorium: C.G. Jung Institute Zurich,said to the conference: “Jung’s concept of the collective unconsciouscannot but include a multicultural approach; on the other hand, Jung was alwaysinterested in promoting the dialogue between the Eastern and the Westerncultures. It is thus very satisfying to hear that concrete steps are beingtaken in China to promote these exchanges.” She said: “We hope that in atime of crisis in numerous parts of the world, the exchanges will contribute towithdrawing some of the shadow projections that are having such nefariousconsequences and to a better understanding between the different cultures!


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