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The fourth International Conference of Analytical Psychology and Chinese Culture

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Digest:The fourth International Conference of Analytical Psychology and Chinese Culture was held on the April, 2009, at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. About 260 international scholars and Jungian analysts attended. The theme of the conference: The Image in Jungian Analysis, Active Imagination as a Transformative Function in Culture and Psychotherapy.

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The fourth International Conference of AnalyticalPsychology and Chinese Culture was held on the April, 2009, at FudanUniversity, Shanghai, China. About 260 international scholars and Jungiananalysts attended. The theme of the conference: The Image in Jungian Analysis,Active Imagination as a Transformative Function in Culture and Psychotherapy. Prof. Shen Heyong, director of the FudanInstitute of Analytical Psychology and Chinese Culture chaired the openingceremony.

Hester Solomon, the president of IAAP, said in heropening address: “……These are the things of tradition, tradition of IAAPand Chinese association of analytical psychology working together for over adecade. A second thing along with that tradition is an innovation. These areanother key point at work that bring together analytical and Chinese culturewith remarkable ways. We continue the forces of tradition and innovation aswork here in the energetic and emerging… is helpful here in China and Shanghai. Inthe IAAP, we often keep the whole the tradition of analytical psychology whileat the same time the facilitating the innovation and emerging that areunfolding and developing out of the early of vision of Jung. The tradition andinnovation are being lived out in the present here today this place and intounknowable future.”

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Yang Zexian, former president of the South NormalUniversity, said in his opening address: “The 4th international conference ofanalytical psychology and Chinese culture is held in Fudan University, which isone of the famous universities of China. I’d like to say congratulations to theconference. Not as you, I attend this conference not as psychologist. Why I’m here because mypersonal complex and deep relationship with Prof. Shen……The 4th conferenceis held in Fudan University, maybe you all know the reason that Professor Shenhas transferred to Fudan University, so that’s the reason why I am here and I come toFudan University to attend this conference. I think life is a kind of ongoingprocess ,just as Professor Shen came from South Normal University to FudanUniversity, I myself now is in Macao in a new university. So no matter where weare, the career will go on. You know, the number of people who participate inthis conference is much more than the former 3 conferences. I think it isbecause of the reputation of Fudan University. At last, I wish a successfulconference!”

Verena and Andreas Jung wrote a special letter to ShenHeyong, chair of the conference: “Thank you for your kind invitation to thefourth International Conference of Analytical Psychology and Chinese Culture atFudan University in Shanghai. Unfortunately we are not in the position to dothe journey and to join you, what we regret! – My wife and I visited China two years agoand we were highly impressed by the wide landscapes, the friendly people and ofcourse by the stunning monuments and the towering cities! In our time ofprofound change and reversal we need a new basis, a stable groundwork, which wemay find in our psyche, each individual in his very soul. So we approve verymuch of the interest and the great effort of your Conference at FudanUniversity in search for the essence of the Analytical Psychology. We do hopeyou experience a fruitful convention and achieve convincing results. We wishyou and all the participants a good time.”

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Mr. William Frei, Consulgeneral of Switzerland in Shanghai, said to the conference: “Dear President of the Chinese Federation ofAnalytical Psychology, Mr. Heyong; dear President of the IAAP, Mrs. Solomon;dear Professor Bosnak; dear University officials, dear Jungian analysts and inparticular Swiss Jungian analysts, dear scholars, ladies and gentlemen, I amsorry not to be able to be physically present this morning, but as the topic ofthis year’s conference is theImage in Jungian Analysis, I assume that none of you present has anydifficulties activating your imagination to picture me talking to you rightnow, even my appearance in your own imagination might have a lot more meaningfor the experts you are then my actual physical appearance.

Carl Gustav Jung’s influence on analytical psychology issomething we Swiss hold in high esteem. He has not only changed psychotherapyprofoundly, but also had an impact on a wider society, including Arts andCulture, and should therefore be seen as a jewel in the crown of Swiss socialscience achievements. I am convinced that C. Jung remains a source ofinspiration for most you.

I congratulate Mr. Heyong onthe successful organization of this event and send all the participants mycordial greetings and best wishes. Furthermore, I would like to congratulate Fudan University forsupporting this conference and I wish you all an excellent weekend, with manystimulating speeches and interesting discussions.”

Christian Gaillard, former president of IAAP, FranceJungian analyst, wrote a greeting letter to the conference: “Dear Professor Heyong Shen, and our colleagues, I would like to be with you andparticipate in your encounter, discussions, and plans for the future. Indeed, Iam with you, with all my heart, although it is from afar, alas. I am currentlyin the United States, at Texas A & M University, where this very day Ibegin a series of lectures on the arts and psychoanalysis - a subject which istherefore closely related to what you will be reflecting upon in Shanghai.Thanks to the creative presence and action of Heyong Shen for nearly 15 yearsnow, and thanks to those of Gao Lan and their Groups, thanks also to theirongoing exchanges with the international Jungian community, Analytical Psychology and Jungianpsychoanalysis are now increasingly recognized and appreciated in variousplaces in China. I have been happy to be able to participate in their programson several occasions, and in my heart, I keep a vivid and promising memory ofour discussions. Personal and institutional at the same time, these exchangesand encounters are, I hope, destined to continue, to develop, and to becomeeven deeper, as time goes on. The active imagination between us is sustained byour friendship, by our constant attention to nourishing and structuring yourpotential and experience, and to furthering the cooperation which matters somuch to all of us. Wishing you and all our friends in China and elsewhere,especially the young members of our Groups in Guangzhou and Shanghai, arewarding, productive convention, open to the future.”

Luigi Zoja, Professor Heyong Shen has kindlyinvited me to speak at this congress. I am really honoured because I respecthim for his knowledge, his humanity and his psychological skills. East and Westare two recurring and central concepts in the work of Jung. It has also beenthe topic of a series of extremely stimulating Congresses, held jointly by IAAPand Chinese institutions (prestigious Universities, the IAAP’s DG of Guangzhouetc.). If we look back, it is evident that in recent years the Jungianinternational community has engaged itself more and more in a quest for theidentity and role of Analytical Psychology in the new Century. Looking for ananswer to this soul-searching, we are tempted to go back to Zurich as much aspossible. To our surprise, even there the debates risk becoming specialized andlose themselves in infinite side rivers; the search, because of the magnitudeof the field, becomes institutionalized even in the “Jerusalem” of Jungianpsychology. I am convinced that, paradoxically, the best way to reactivate atrue Jungian well is to held our debates in Asia and more specifically inChina: phisically, or – as I am trying to do – at leastsymbolically.”

Thomas Kirsch, former president of IAAP,sent his letter to the conference: “Dear Heyong Shen and participates of theforth conference of analytical psychology in Chinese culture. This year’s topic is the imagein Jung’s analysis and the image transformation in culturespecial welcome today. It is a primary task by the development of thepsychology and practice in Jung’s analysis, especially the imagines. Throughthe concentration of dreams, Sandplay and active imagination the centrality ofthe image faciliate the psyche’s development and healing. A price exampleof the use of the imaginical psychology is with the victim of the recentearthquake. There professor Shen and his wife Gao Lan have organized manypeople who are thousand hours with those trauma and victims, using dreams andSandplay to help them coping with in the individual traumas. Fudan university,one of the top three universities in China today, was the first introduction ofpsychology in the early 1920’s. Professor Gao Juefu translated Freud andintroduce psychoanalysis into China. Now we have the institute of AnalyticalPsychology and Chinese Culture in Fudan university organized by professor Shen.This is major development for the Jungian Psychology in China and Chineseculture. It seems the Asia and especially Chinese traditions have taken the stronginterest in Jung. We have the same heart together. Wish the success of theconference, we are looking forward to hearing the news of the conference fromour new and old friends.”

Ruth Ammann, president of the International Society ofSandplay Therapy, said in her greetings to the conference: “In my function as theISST president (and personally!) I send you the very best greetings and wishesfor a big success of your conference. ISST is proud to have such a goodrepresentative- you and Gao Lan- for the Sandplay Therapy in China. HarrietFriedman and Rie Mitchell are excellent ambassadors of our ISST Society and ofSandplay Therapy. I hope that again many students will be attracted by Harriet’s and Rie’s teaching and theinterest in Sandplay Therapy will be growing again and again. Thank you Heyongvery much for what you are doing for ISST and Sandplay and I hope to be withyou in Shanghai next time. Please come to Kyoto in November! With warmgreetings to all my ISST and IAAP colleagues- and Big Success for and bestfriendship among all during the Congress!”

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