A Paper by Senior Lecturer Chihiro Hatanaka Has Been Published in the Book, ‘Cultural Complexes in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan: Spokes of the Wheel’
A paper by Senior Lecturer Chihiro Hatanaka, entitled “Agency, a Japanese Cultural Complex: Transformation of Jungian-Oriented Psychotherapy in an Age of Weaker Agency,” has been published in the book, ‘Cultural Complexes in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan: Spokes of the Wheel’ by Routledge.
Her discussion focuses on weak Agency (sense of self), which is one of the characteristics of Japanese culture. She uses novels and other sources to depict stories of self-reproduction and brief moments.
The new narrative frameworks that are being created in today’s society, where the framework of the “Self” is loosening, may give us some hints about how we should live in the future.
This book is part of a series about culture and kokoro, edited by Tomas Singer, a Jungian analyst and psychiatrist active in San Francisco. A discussion by Prof. Toshio Kawai is also included in this book.