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Author: Tony Zhou 

The summer issue of CAET features a special section exploring Harvard University’s Asia Center art exhibition Eye Eye Nose Mouth: Art, Disability, and Mental Illness in Nanjing, China and Shiga-Ken, Japan. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue authored by Raphael Koenig and Benny Shaffer bring international attention to the workshops coordinated by Guo Haiping and Masato Yamashita, The Nanjing Outsider Art Studio in China, and Atelier Yamanami in Japan. This event is a significant landmark in the dialogue between the East and the West and in the worldwide development of the arts and health field. 

CAET夏季刊特别推出一个专刊,探索了哈佛大学亚洲中心的艺术展“眼鼻嘴 – 中国南京和日本滋贺县的艺术、残障和精神疾患”。这个艺术展以及附带的由Raphael Koenig与Benny Shaffer主持的研讨会吸引了国际范围内的对中国原生艺术领军人物郭海平以及日本著名学者铃木阳丈主持的工作坊的关注。这一活动是东西方艺术与健康领域学术界合作对话的重要里程碑和成果。

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Author: Shaun McNiff

This is an introduction to the special section dealing with the 2019 Harvard University Asia Center exhibition. The showing of art from Nanjing, China and Shiga-Ken, Japan workshops and the accompanying Harvard symposium feature a unique artistic advocacy seeking to change social attitudes about people living with disability and mental illness. The reflective essay reviews the exhibition and accompanying catalogue and draws parallels between the East Asian workshops and the art therapy studio movement in the West.

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Authors: Shaun McNiff

This is an in-depth interview with Raphael Koenig and Benny Shaffer exploring the development, goals, and outcomes of the 2019 exhibition and symposium at the Harvard University Asia entitled Eye Eye Nose Mouth: Art, Disability, and Mental Illness in Nanjing, China and Shiga-Ken, Japan.
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Authors: Akihito Suzuki

Professor of History, School of Economics, Keio University, Reflections on the History of Art and Psychiatry in Japan.
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Authors: Tony Y Zhou, Rainbow Ho et al.

This article, co-written by several dance movement therapy professionals in Asia, gives an overview of the history, training, professional association, professional practice, research, strengths and challenges of dance movement therapy in Asia – particularly in East Asia and Southeast Asia. Some cultural reflections are included to offer the Asian perspectives.
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Author: Peng Yongwen

China is a country of poetry with a history of more than 3,000 years. From the perspective of creative art therapy, poetry, like music, dance, and drama, is a good way to help people release and balance their emotions, find meaning, and transform their life. In this article, the author explores Chinese-integrated poetry therapy with rhythm as the core, integrating the breathing and movement training of tai chi chuan and the voice and language training of recitation art. In his practice, he uses Chinese classical verses or prose writings with different characteristics of yin and yang, so that people can draw positive psychological energy from them and maintain their physical and mental health.

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Authors: Sohini Chakraborty

Kolkata Sanved is a pioneering organization in the field of dance movement therapy (DMT) in India and South Asia. The organization has pioneered the use of DMT for psychosocial rehabilitation and empowerment through its model, Sampoornata. This article aims to describe the Sampoornata approach of DMT for psychosocial rehabilitation through a case study on its applications with a survivor of human trafficking. Globally, almost 80% of human trafficking is related to sexual exploitation, and India is the hub of these crimes in Asia. Human trafficking affects the marginalized sections of society, with women and children being the prime target. Victims of sexual trafficking suffer from severe psychological and physical trauma, and if these symptoms are not addressed, their process of recovery is hampered. The child protection system is usually unable to meet these needs, forcing survivors to carry the burden of trauma into their future. A participant of Kolkata Sanved’s program, Ruhi, was one such girl who encountered the system. This is her story and how she used the Sampoornata approach to get a new lease on her life.
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Authors: Alexandra Baybutt, Karen Studd et al.

This article shares insights from teachers of the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS) dealing with translation in different ways in the classroom. We problematize the notion of translation and consider the challenges and values of our attempts to translate that produce significant spaces of learning. From these, we elaborate upon reflexive models of teaching and learning, fundamental to LBMS. We use our experiences to highlight the role of Motif within LBMS and propose curriculum modifications and additions. 
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 这篇文章分享了讲授拉班/芭特妮芙动作系统 (LBMS) 时将教学内容翻译成不同语言时的领悟。我们对“翻译”的传统概念提出疑问,并探讨翻译时所面临的挑战以及努力的价值。这个翻译的过程创建了重要的学习空间,因为它给了教学反馈和互动的机会,这是学习LBMS的基础。我们利用这个经历强调了主题舞谱在LBMS中的角色,并对教学提出了修改和增加建议。

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