Written by JhuCin Rita Jhang, Ph.D. The possibilities to study tongzhi/LGBTQ+ health are endless. Tongzhi/LGBTQ+ issues are a chance to reexamine existing power structures, assumptions, beliefs, and biases and challenge exclusive and even oppressive systems. Suppose Taiwan pledges to adhere to international human rights standards and aspires to be the leader in tongzhi/LGBTQs rights in Asia. In that case, we cannot afford to ignore tongzhi/LGBTQ+ (nor anyone else) in health, medicine, and social policies.
Category: Mental health
Unearthing, Trembling—Lacanian Clinical Practice at the Crusts of Evidence-based and Market-oriented Culture in Taiwan
From a Lacanian perspective, Hsiang-Yuan Yu writes about the possibility of breaking through the market orientated, sedimented, evidence based pedagogy In Taiwanese psychological practice to allow space for the subject to emerge.
The ‘Ghosts’ of Post-authoritarian Taiwan
In our second psychoanalysis and Taiwan special issue Hao Po-Wei reflects on how Taiwan’s authoritarian past haunts its citizens and how psychoanalytic practice offers a path toward exorcising these ‘ghosts.’
The Challenge of Promoting Psychoanalysis Outside University Campuses in Taiwan
Ping-Yuan Wu describes the pedagogical challenges of psychoanalytic training and its promotion outside the university setting.
Special Issue: Psychoanalysis and Taiwan: A Contested Discourse in a Small Country?
Here we introduce our special issue on psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and mental-health in Taiwan. Our authors discuss the stigma of mental health and the challenges of ‘talking cures’ in Taiwanese culture.
Falling Through the Cracks of Care: Southeast Asian Migrant Workers Navigating Through Healthcare in Taiwan
Written by Shao-Yun Chang (張韶韻) and Hang-Tang Chen (陳翰堂). Since their labour was first viewed as a supplement to the domestic labour market, Southeast Asian migrants have become indispensable to the manufacturing, agricultural, fishing, and care industries over the last three decades. While the initial foreign population was primarily Thai and Filipino workers, Vietnamese and Indonesian workers are now taking over factory jobs, farm work, and caring for seniors and the disabled.
Mindfulness in Taiwan
Written by Chung-Wei Lin Mindfulness originated from the early Buddhist classics referred to as “Samyukta-Agama” and “Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta”. Mindfulness are those teachings of the Buddha that were handed to the disciples, and which Buddhists believe are the direct path to realization. Mindfulness has four steps: mindfulness of the body
The Importance of Primary School Teachers’ Mental Health in Taiwan
Written by Pei-Hsin Li “About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their