On the evening of October 28, 2019, Prof. Yu Anbang, who comes from Taiwan Institute of Ethnology in China was invited to give a lecture entitled “From Humanistic Clinical to Cultural Healing: Indigenous Psychology Perspective”. Yu Anbang is an associate research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, China. He received his Ph.D. from Taiwan University, where he majored in cultural, social, and personality psychology. His areas of research interest include emotion, self, and achievement motivation. His research has also focused on Indigenous psychology and cultural healing, Chinese culture, desire and emotion, the Chinese concept of the person, and the Chinese concept of achievement. The lecture was hosted by Dr. Cui Guanghui (Nanjing Normal University) and attracted nearly 100 teachers and students to attend.
To start the lecture, Prof. Yu Anbang suggested that psychological knowledge is presented by contingency and invisibility. He further pointed out that the psychology tends to identify and internalize “others” when in the face of invisibility. This is not peace with the other, but the elimination or possession of the other, and the variation of the other and even violence against the other. After that, Yu Anbang pointed out that things appear on the one hand and hide themselves on the other hand in people’s “situatedness”. It’s a dynamic combination, rather than a collection of static conditions such as “place”, “situation” and “environment”. Finally, Yu Anbang thought that we need to develop a “non” psychology and cultural healing.
In the last Question & Answer session, Prof. Yu had a positive interaction with the teachers and students who attended the lecture. The lecture arose the great interests of the audience and was ended in applause.