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Dr Christopher Harding

BA, MA, MSt, DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS

Senior Lecturer; Asian History




Harding, C.G., Japan Story: In Search of a Nation, 1850 - the Present (forthcoming, Allen Lane: 1st November 2018).

Nagao, Harding & Ikuta (co-authors), Bukkyou Seishin Bunseki: Kosawa Heisaku-sensei wo kataru [Buddhist Psychoanalysis: On Kosawa Heisaku] (Kongo Shuppan, 2016).
Harding, C.G., Iwata F., and Yoshinaga, S. (eds), Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan (Routledge, 2014; paperback edition 2016)
Book cover: Religious Transformation in South Asia Harding, C.G. Religious Transformation in South Asia: the Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab (Oxford University Press, 2008) [Oxford Scholarship Online - log-in/paywall]


Book Chapters

Harding, C.G. 'Historical Reflections on Madness', in White, Read, Jain & Orr, The Palgrave Handbook of Sociocultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health (Palgrave, 2017).

Harding, C.G. Introduction, Chapter 1, and Conclusion, in Harding, Iwata & Yoshinaga (eds), Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan (Routledge, 2014/2016).

Harding, C.G. ‘Religion’, in Suzuki Akihito & Kitanaka Junko (eds), Psychiatry, History and Anthropology (in Japanese; University of Tokyo Press, 2016).

Harding, C.G. 'India' [co-authored], in Lewis & Minas, Mental Health in Asia and the Pacific: Historical and Comparative Perspectives (Springer, 2017).

Harding, C.G. ‘The Contemplative Gaze: Bede Griffiths and the Needs of Post-Independence Indian Christianity’, in T. Sarkar, P. Malekandathil & J.Pachuau (eds), Christianity in History: Encounters, Engagements, and Experiences (Primus, 2016).

Harding, C.G. ‘The Therapeutic Method of Heisaku Kosawa', Japanese Contributions to Psychoanalysis, volume 4 (The Japan Psychoanalytic Society, 2013).

Harding, C.G. ‘State of Insecurity: Self-Defence and Self-Cultivation in the Genesis of Japanese Imperialism’, in K. Nicolaidis, B. Sebe, & G. Maas, Echoes of Empire: Memory, Identity, and Colonial Legacies (I.B. Tauris, 2014).

Harding, C.G. 'The Freud Franchise: Independence of Mind in India and Japan' in Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Power and Representation in (Post) Colonial Cultures, ed. R Clarke, (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009) 73 - 87 

Academic Articles

Harding, C.G., 'Buddhism, Christianity, and Psychotherapy: A Three-Way Conversation in the Mid-Twentieth Century', European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling [January, 2018]

Harding, C.G.,'Hikikomori', The Lancet Psychiatry, January 2018.

Harding, C.G., 'Culture, Sexuality, and Psychotherapy', The Lancet Psychiatry, May 2017.

Harding, C.G., 'Culture and Psychotherapy in Japan', The Lancet Psychiatry, January 2017.

Harding, C.G. 'Religion in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy: Exploring the Japanese Experience and the Possibility of a Transnational Framework', East Asian Science, Technology, and Society (Duke University Press; February 2016).

Harding, C.G. ‘Japanese Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: The Making of a Relationship. History of Psychiatry; June 2014.

Harding, C.G. 'The Emergence of 'Christian Psychiatry' in Post-Independence India', Edinburgh Papers in South Asian Studies, 24 (2011)

Harding, C.G. 'The Christian Village Experiment in Punjab: Social and Religious Reformation,' South Asia 31(3) (2008): 397 - 418 

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