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Author Ramsay, Guy Malcolm.

Title Shaping minds : a discourse analysis of Chinese-language community mental health literature / Guy Ramsay
Published Amsterdam, NL : John Benjamins Pub., [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 149 pages) : illustrations
Series Discourse approaches to politics, society, and culture ; v. 32
Discourse approaches to politics, society, and culture ; v. 32
Contents Shaping Minds; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Chinese cultural explanatory models of mental illness; 3. The discourse of health and medicine; 4. A discourse analysis of Chinese-language psychoeducational literature; 5. Shaping minds; 6. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; The series Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture
Summary Mental illness is an increasing concern of government health services across the globe. It is timely, therefore, that community education about mental illness is subject to discourse analysis. Shaping Minds explores how the psychoeducational message is presented to Chinese-speaking audiences in China, Taiwan and Australia. The book uniquely examines community education materials in a language rarely examined by discourse analysts, but which is nevertheless spoken by around a fifth of the world's population and constitutes an important 'minority' language throughout the Western world. The book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mental illness -- Social aspects -- China.
Personality and culture -- China.
Social psychiatry -- China.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1282104543
9027206201 (cloth)
9027290830 (electronic bk.)
9789027206206 (cloth)
9789027290830 (electronic bk.)