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Brian Hennessy

Brian is an Australian author, educator, and psychologist who lived in China for ten years. These days he divides his time between both countries.

He has been a special school principal and clinical psychologist in Australia; and a visiting lecturer in Psychology to the Chongqing Medical University in China.

His publications include, The Sharp End: the trauma of a war in Vietnam (on his experiences as an infantryman in the Vietnam War); and psychological research on PTSD, published in Behaviour Change and The Clinical Psychology Review. He has also written about stress, anxiety, & depression for Chinese people; and traditional Chinese values and cultural adaptation for foreigners.

Brian speaks basic Mandarin, travels widely within China, and is integrated into Chinese society.

His perspective is bottom-up as well as top-down, and includes commentary on social, cultural, economic, historical, and political matters.

Brian is married to a mainland Chinese citizen, who is an assistant professor of Chinese language and culture.

Author's website: China Australia Consult


 
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