5th Analytical Psychology and Chinese Culture

Letter of Invitation

Dear speakers, colleagues, friends and guests,

Welcome to the Fifth International Conference of Analytical Psychology and Chinese Culture, Macau, June 8 to 10, 2012. The theme of the conference is: Dreams, the Symbolic Language of the Psyche, Nature and Culture. The conference is sponsored by the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP), the International Society of Sandplay Therapy (ISST), the University of Macau (UM), the City University of Macau (CUM), and the Chinese Federation of Analytical Psychology and Sandplay Therapy (CFAP).

This letter has been e-mailed to the Presidents of IAAP Group Member Societies, to IAAP Individual Members and to Developing Groups and Router liaisons. Presidents of IAAP Societies are asked to circulate this invitation to the members of their Society and Developing Group analysts and liaisons to "DG" participants. Other colleagues, guests and conference participants are asked to forward this e-mail to people they know who may want to participate in the conference.

The conference will be held from 8th to 10th June, 2012 at the University of Macau, and there will be two days of pre-conference workshops from June 6-7, 2012 at the same location.

Macau is an amazing city with beautiful hotels and delicious food. Fishermen from Fujian and farmers from Guangdong were the first known settlers in Macau. It was known as Ou Mun, or "trading gate," because of its location at the mouth of the Pearl River downstream from Guangzhou (Canton). During ancient times, Port City was part of the Silk Road with ships loading here with silk for Rome. Today Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, and, like Hong Kong, benefits from the principle of "one country, two systems." (For more information on Macau, see: http://www.macautourism.gov.mo/en/index.php).

Macau has an international airport. Nearby there are two additional international airports: 1) Hong Kong International Airport with a ferry from Hong to Macau (about one hour); and 2) Guangzhou International airport with a shuttle to Macau about 2 hours. In the case of Guangzhou International Airport you may need a visa for the People’s Republic of China depending on your nationality.

IAAP and ISST co-operated for this international conference. Joe Cambray (IAAP President), Tom Kelly (IAAP President-elect), Angela Connolly (IAAP Honorary Secretary), Alexander Esterhuyzen and Rie Rogers Mitchell (ISST Co-presidents), Murray Stein (Past-president of IAAP), Luigi Zoja (Past-president of IAAP), Ruth Ammann (Past-president of ISST), Kazuhiko Higuchi (President of the Japanese Association of Sandplay Therapists), Hu Fuchen (Professor of Daoism), Brian Feldman (Past Chief of Clinical Psychology, Child Psychiatry Department, Stanford Medical School), Liu Dajun (Professor of I Ching),Shi Jiqun (Monk of Chinese Buddhism), Heyong Shen (President of the CFAP) are the plenary and main speakers.

There are about 12 panels, chaired by Harriet Friedman, John Beebe, Robert Bosnak, Eva Pattis, Geoff Blowers, Wang Haowei, Yang Pei, Yue Xiaodong, Shirley Ma, Liu Dan, Yang Shaogang, and Yang Guanxue.

The conference will have the following pre-conference workshops:

  1. Harriet Friedman and Rie Mitchell: Themes of Sandplay and Practice
  2. Robert Bosnak: Embodied Imagination
  3. Allan Guggenbühl: Mythodrama: Using the Power of Stories and Myths in Psychotherapy
  4. Brian Feldman: Contemporary Jungian Child and Adolescent Analysis
  5. John Beebe: Psychological Types and Jungian Analysis
  6. Eva Pattis and Luigi Zoja: Expressive Sandplay and Jungian Analysis
  7. Ruth Ammann: Sandplay Supervision Group (limited)

Following the conclusion of the conference there will be three post-conference trips available to mainland China. A five day trip is planned to Beijing. A second four day trip is planned to Shangdong Province, Confucius home city. And a third trip related to Chinese Zen Buddhism is planned to Tai Mountain, Gongdong Province. The trips will include five star hotels and roundtrip airfare. Please contact the travel company directly to arrange post-conference trips; the contact person is Chang Lijun at China Travel International Investment Hong Kong Limited (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

There are two hotels near the conference center (University of Macau) and participants can book online at either hotel:

1. Regency Hotel Macau: Fixed-line phone: 00853-28831234;
Fax: 0085-25590127
Website: www.regencyhotel.com.mo/ *
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. * (* ".mo" is the internet designation for "Macao")
Address: 2 Estrada Almirante Marques Esparterio, Taipa Island, Macau

2. Macao New Century Hotel: phone: 00853-28831111;
Fax: 00853-28832222
Website: www.newcenturyhotel-macau.com/
E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: Av. Padre Tomas Pereira, No.889, Taipa, Macau
Registration information:
The registration fee is 320.00 euro for the three day conference; registration includes the reception party and banquet, three-day entrance to all lectures, panels, program presentations, and coffee breaks.

The registration fee for the pre-conference workshop is 280 euro.

Method of payment:
Please fax Credit Card (Visa or Master Card) information, including name on card, expiration date and your signature to the IAAP Secretariat, Yvonne Trüeb using the Fax number: 0041 44 272 9606. and including a note specifying the amount for the 5th China Conference. You can contact Yvonne Trüeb by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Checks can be sent with a note specifying the amount for the 5th China Conference to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. IAAP, Postfach 6, 8042 Zurich, Switzerland.

Bank transfers with a note specifying the amount for the 5th China Conference go to: UBS Union Bank of Switzerland, 8010 Zurich, Switzerland; SWIFT code: UBSWCHZH80A IBAN. The US Dollar account is: CH19 0020 6206 PO332 597 1 The EURO account is: 0206 DP14 6874.0, with IBAN CH20 0020 6206 DP14 6874.0

Alternative Method of payment:
Macau Bank account for registration for 5th China Conference:
Account Name: FENG JIANGUO
Account number: 198810050315
BANK OF CHINA MACAU BRANCH
Address: Avenida Doutor Mario Soares Macau
SWIFT Code: BKCHMOMX

For registration please contact Chang Lijun
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
I-phone: (0086) 1868 8162 200
FAX: (0086) 2085 2101 08

We are looking forward to meeting you in Macau this June.

With the best regards,

Yours sincerely,

Heyong Shen, Organizing Committee (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Paul Kugler, Program Committee (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)