McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Chinese psychology, Critical psychology, Cross-cultural psychology, Cultural psychology, Indigenous psychology, Taiwanese psychology
This project is part of the historical struggle of the indigenous psychology movement in Taiwan. It turns a critical gaze back upon the movement itself in order to decolonize it from colonial cultural imaginary. The contribution of this project is two-fold. First, on the theoretical level, it introduces a critical perspective into the growing body of indigenous psychological research. The indigenous psychology movement risks repeating the vicious cycle of colonization and re-colonization without critically looking back at its own historical trajectory. Second, on the level of intervention, writing the history of the indigenous psychology movement will make this project a crucial first step toward relieving Taiwanese psychologists from the cultural aphasia resulting from the traumatic encounter between two worlds.
Peng, R. (2012). Decolonizing Psychic Space: Remembering the Indigenous Psychology Movement in Taiwan (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1036