My Academic Journey with Kuo-Shu Yang: Traveling More Widely and More Deeply into Chinese Culture

Michael Harris Bond

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Yang Kuo-Shu and I met in 1978 and conversed frequently during that magical year of exchanges about psychology and Chinese culture. We continued to communicate at conferences and correspond until 2012, co-authoring research, and presenting Kuo-Shu’s evolving thoughts on the Chinese personality to English-reading audiences in seminal collections of Chinese psychology that I edited. He was my mentor and my inspiration, crafting a relationship that led me to present a wider appreciation of Chinese cultures in my multi-cultural research just as he moved ever deeper into representing “the Chinese experience” more truthfully, more fully, and more clearly. This essay represents my attempt to understand how our relationship enabled me to define, to enlarge, and to realize my career as a Canadian social psychologist eager to find a way into understanding and representing the human experience in any culture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Psychology from Indigenous Perspectives
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

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