Teresa Kuan is an Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was trained in medical anthropology at the University of Southern California and has since then specialized in the cultural and social life of psychological ideas. Her first book Love’s Uncertainty examines the intersection between popular advice and the lived experience of parenting amongst the urban middle-class in contemporary China. The current project is a study of the therapeutic process in systemic family therapy, based on fieldwork at a research institute in a coastal Chinese city. In 2017, she co-edited a special issue for Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry titled “Moral (and other) laboratories.”
2017 (with Lone Grøn) Introduction to “Moral (and other) laboratories.” Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry. Special issue: Moral (and other) laboratories. 41(2): 185-201.
2017 At the Edge of Safety: Moral Experimentation in the Case of Family Therapy. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry. Special issue: Moral (and other) laboratories. 41(2): 245-266.
2017 The problem of moral luck, anthropologically speaking. Anthropological Theory 17(1): 30-59.
2015 Love’s Uncertainty: The Politics and Ethics of Childrearing in Contemporary China. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.