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Author: Tony Zhou 

It was three years ago when the first issue of CAET was launched. Now looking back, I, together with our team – and especially the EEC members – feel very proud of what we have achieved so far. We have published over 80 articles in the past seven issues and converted CAET into an open access journal, making it a premier resource both for the public and for professionals working in this field. 


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Author: Stephen Levine

CAET is proud to introduce the following series of articles from representatives of the South Asian and Pacific region, most of whose authors belong to ANZACATA (The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association). The mandate of our journal is to present perspectives on the arts in education and therapy from both East and West, focusing on China and its neighbors. The introductory piece by Ronald P.M.H. Lay, a North American art therapist and educator who is based in Singapore, raises significant issues about the kind of cross-cultural encounter that our journal wishes to foster.

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Authors: Ronald P.M.H. Lay

The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA) is uniquely positioned, geographically and philosophically, in terms of art therapy practice, training, and the ongoing development of this discipline in the Asia Pacific region. Acknowledgement of, respective for, and an embracing of culture, cultural traditions, and practices that are culturally relevant are some of the fundamentals at the core of this art therapy membership organization. 

Authors: The CAET Executive Editorial Committee

The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA) is an international professional organization that uniquely embodies the mission of our journal and its commitment to East-West dialogue and cooperation. The editors are grateful to the contributing authors for their involvement in this issue and we strongly encourage future submissions exploring Eastern and Western perspectives from the ANZACATA community. We admire the Association’s journal, ANZJAT https://www.anzacata.org/Journal, as a leading international publication and hope that the East-West focus of this journal can complement it through its focus on China and its neighbors. ANZACATA members are doing so much on an ongoing practical basis to realize the aspirations of Creative Arts in Education and Therapy: Eastern and Western Perspectives and we look forward to ongoing cooperation.​ ​  ​

Author: Stephen Levine

Towards the end of 2017, I had the pleasure of teaching in New Zealand and Australia with students and faculty practicing and studying the Expressive Arts. While there, I found a rich diversity of practitioners using the arts in therapy, education and research. CAET is pleased to present some of this work, essays, poems and images, all of which testify to the creative energy of these practitioners. “Lightly threaded” is a good metaphor for the material presented here. Rather than a systematic treatise, the work in this issue is highly individual, reflecting the personal experience of the authors. We must always remember that the arts begin with the passion and intention of the person. It is only afterwards that a pattern begins to emerge. These pieces stem from such passion and intention. They are “lightly threaded” together, in the way that a collection of sticks covered with yarn or pieces of fabric made into a quilt come together. As Deborah Green comments, what holds them together is “poietic presense” (the second “s” signifying the sensible and sensual nature of the work).​

Authors: Stephen K. Levine, Ph. D., D.S.Sc.

Zhang Huan, 張洹; born 1965, is an internationally known contemporary Chinese artist whose work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums both in China and in the West. He is best known as a performance artist in the West, making pieces involving his own body and that of others and often subjecting them to extreme conditions. However, even during this period of his work, Zhang Huan has always tried to show spiritual being manifesting itself through bodily suffering. In recent years his artwork has taken a more obvious spiritual turn, using ash from temple incense and often referring to Buddhist themes and images expressing the transitory character of human life.

张洹,生于1965年,是一位国际知名的中国当代艺术家,他的作品曾在中国和西方的众多画廊和博物馆展出。他对于西方最出名的是作为表演艺术家,经常通过让他自己和他人身体处于极端条件下,来创造作品。 然而,即使在他的这段工作期间,张洹也总是试图通过身体上的痛苦展示出精神上的主张。近年来,他的艺术作品采用了更加明显的精神转向,使用了寺庙香火中的灰烬,并经常提到佛教主题和表达人类生活短暂特征的意象。

Authors: Robert Landy

This article describes a journey by the author to China where he documents in words and photographs the lives of people from minority cultures, especially the Miao and the Dong. In further in reflecting on the journey, the author acknowledges the impact of his mentor – a refuge from mainland China in 1949 – and his own heritage as an American Jew descended from generations of East European Jews displaced by pograms and by the Holocaust.

本文描述了作者到中国的旅程。他用文字和照片记录了少数民族文化中人们的生活,特别是苗族和侗族。 此外,在回顾旅程时,作者承认他的导师-1949年来自中国大陆的难民以及他自己作为美国犹太人的后代所产生的影响,源于几代东欧反犹骚乱和大屠杀。

 At the end of 2018, a webinar series Creative Arts Education and Therapy – History, Applications and Frontiers will be launched by Inspirees Institute and CAET Journal in affiliation with the Chinese Group of Arts Therapy associated with the Chinese Psychological Society. This series aims to bring professionals in arts education and therapy together throughout the world in order to stimulate a critical dialogue and to facilitate the networking opportunities that will strengthen our profession in line with the mission of CAET. 

Some of the most influential and promising educators, therapists and scientists will present webinars in this series – including Robert Landy, Sue Jennings, Dick Swaab, Elissa White, Guo Haiping, Mitchell Kossak, et al. The complete series consists of 37 sessions in seven modules in education and therapy relating to different art forms of music, drama, dance, expressive art, poetry and play. The six seasons will run from December 2018 through January 2020 – making it (within this field) the biggest webinar series in the world.

 Some of the speakers from CAET webinar series will be selected to present at the CAET World Forum held live in both China and abroad from 2019. The revenues from this webinar series will be used to sponsor the open access publishing of CAET journal.

 At this point, 35 partner institutions have joined the CAET webinar series – including universities, training institutes, professional societies, hospitals, performing groups, museums and media – both in China and abroad. This will help us to build up the network for future international collaboration between China and the West.

 2018年底,亿派学院和CAET期刊,协同中国艺术治疗学组将推出一个在线讲座系列:“创造性艺术教育和治疗–历史、应用和前沿”。本系列旨在将全球艺术教育和艺术治疗专业的专业人士汇集起来,促进平等的交流对话以及专业社区的建立和学科发展, 这是与CAET的目标和使命是一致的。

 一些最有影响力和最有潜力的教育家、治疗师和科学家将在本在线系列讲座中进行报告, 包括Robert Landy, Sue Jennings, Dick Swaab, Elissa White, 郭海平, Mitchell Kossak等等。 整个系列一共37讲,七个模块,包含艺术教育和治疗中不同的艺术形式 – 音乐、戏剧、舞蹈、美术、诗歌和游戏等。系列总共六季,将从2018年12月一直持续到 2020年1月, 使之成为世界上迄今为止本领域最大的网络研讨会系列。


 到目前为止,有来自中国和海外的35 个机构成为了“CAET在线系列讲座”的合作伙伴,包括大学、培训机构、专业协会、医院、表演团体、博物馆和媒体。这些伙伴关系将有助于我们建立起中国与西方未来国际合作的桥梁。

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