In this paper, I explore Chinese Daoist theoretical connections with modern conceptions of dialogue and Western theories of psychology (Murase, 2008). I investigate and compare these lines of Western thinking (Strang, 2004) with classical Chinese thought (Zhang & Chen, 2009), noting the complexities in each. I discuss and disseminate how the Daoist principle of yin yang may be related to the dialogic understandings of Bakhtin (1981, 1984a, 1986, 1990, 1993). I also contend that the Western field of psychology, particularly the work of Carl Jung (2014), has incorporated Daoist principles of yin yang in its conception and practice. I argue that present Western thought in general may have connections with Chinese Daoist thinking in conceiving of a reality that is in dynamic and in flux.
Zhou, Xiaodi. “Daoism and Dialogism: A Dialogue between China and the West:” Culture & Psychology, SAGE PublicationsSage UK: London, England, Apr. 2019. Sage UK: London, England, journals.sagepub.com, doi:10.1177/1354067X19845072.
Culture & Psychology