Jeremy Caifang Zhu  EWP bio detail Jeremy Caifang Zhu, PhD

East-West Psychology

Jeremy Caifang Zhu, Ph.D., 2010, is currently the director of the CIIS China Project (Beijing-based). He is also associate director of Hebei Research Institute of Chan Buddhism and sits on the board of International Transpersonal Association. He has developed the Meditation-Initiated Integrative Therapy (MIIT) and has been teaching MIIT workshops and classes mostly in China since 2010.  Jeremy holds a master's in theological studies from the Harvard Divinity School, where he concentrated his studies on the interface of Buddhism and Western psychology. He was a teaching fellow with the East Asian Studies program at Harvard during 2002-04. Following his completion of MTS at Harvard, he trained for a year as chaplain resident in St. Mary's Medical Center. He was on EWP from 2005 through 2010. His dissertation is entitled "The Ordinary Mind in Chan Buddhism and its Psychological Significance." He has published about 30 articles and chapters in China, U.S.,  U.K, Taiwan, Switzerland and New Zeland on topics such as Buddhism,  Buddhism and psychology/psychotherapy, interfaith dialogue, and transpersonal psycholoy. The publishing journals include The Journal of Analytical Psychology, Contemporary BuddhismAsian StudiesBehavioral SciencesInternational Review of Chinese Religion and Philosophy, Beijing University of Chan/Zen Buddhism. Before coming to the U.S. in 2001, Jeremy was a college faculty member at Beijing International Studies University where he taught ESL and interfaith dialogue between Buddhism and Christianity, and co-taught "Introduction to Chinese Philosophy and Religions." He chaired the Harvard Buddhist Community and led a meditation group at CIIS. He practices and teaches Tai Chi.

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