- The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Psychology
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Introduction Reaching this stage in studying the psychology of the Chinese people
- The continuing prospects for a Chinese psychology
- What is Chinese about Chinese psychology? Who are the Chinese in Chinese psychology?
- The cultured brain: interplay of genes, brain, and culture
- Socio-emotional development in Chinese children
- Parenting and child socialization in contemporary China
- Language and the brain: computational and neuroimaging evidence from Chinese
- Language and literacy development in Chinese children
- Understanding reading disability in the Chinese language: from basic research to intervention
- Chinese bilingualism
- Chinese children learning mathematics: from home to school
- The thinking styles of Chinese people
- Approaches to learning and teaching by the Chinese
- Chinese students' motivation and achievement
- How unique is Chinese emotion?
- Beliefs in Chinese culture
- The multiple frames of ‘Chinese’ values: from tradition to modernity and beyond
- What do we know about the Chinese self? Illustrations with self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-enhancement
- From indigenous to cross-cultural personality: the case of the Chinese Personality Assessment Inventory
- Psychology and aging in the land of the panda
- Chinese well-being
- The spirituality of the Chinese people: a critical review
- Psychiatric disorders in the Chinese
- Clinical neuropsychology in China
- The <i>Tao</i> (way) of Chinese coping
- Illness behaviors among the Chinese
- Community psychology in Chinese societies
- Psychotherapy with the Chinese: an update of the work in the last decade
- Face and morality in Confucian society
- Chinese cooperation and competition
- Interpersonal relationships in rapidly changing Chinese societies
- A gender perspective on Chinese social relationships and behavior
- Chinese cultural psychology and contemporary communication
- Chinese political psychology: political participation in Chinese societies
- Chinese social identity and inter-group relations: the influence of benevolent authority
- Developments in understanding Chinese leadership: paternalism and its elaborations, moderations, and alternatives
- Chinese consumer behavior: the effects of content, process, and language
- Sport psychology research and its application in China
- There are homes at the four corners of the seas: acculturation and adaptation of overseas Chinese
- Inter-cultural interactions: the Chinese context
- On the distinctiveness of Chinese psychology; or: Are we all Chinese?
- Moving the scientific study of Chinese psychology into our twenty-first century: some ways forward
Abstract and Keywords
The two-pronged objectives of this article are firstly to engage Chinese psychology researchers in a critical examination of the assumptions about Chineseness in their enquiry, and secondly to suggest an expansion of the research agenda for Chinese psychology to include the psychology of Chinese identity. Chinese psychology has different meanings depending on how it is translated into Chinese. This article reviews several possible referential meanings of the term Chinese psychology, and discusses how identity politics plays a role in the debates over the term's referential meaning and influences the choice of the criteria that are used to evaluate the validity of knowledge about Chinese psychology. The goal of this article is to invite Chinese psychology scholars to reflect on the political matrix that underlies identity politics in the discipline, on the political forces that shape their definitions of Chineseness in their enquiry, and on the intellectual consequences of their identity choices.
Ying-yi Hong is currently a Professor at the Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. After receiving undergraduate education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she studied overseas, and subsequently received a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, specializing in Personality and Social Psychology. She has taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before moving to Nanyang Technological University.
Yung Jui Yang, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Chi-yue Chiu, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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