The Literary Legacy of Existential Psychology: A Comparison of Lu Xun’s ‘Iron House’ and Rollo May’s ‘The Caged Man’
Presented by: Xuefu Wang, PhD
When: September 23rd @ 3pm – 4:30pm PT
Where: Online through Zoom
Fee: $20 General/$10 Elders & Students
Presentation Host: Existential-Humanistic Institute
Join EHI for the second presentation in its International Existential Scholars Lecture Series!
Both Lu Xun and Rollo May are existential thinkers as well as existential literacy figures. They both use metaphors to reflect on human existence. With Lu Xun’s reflection on the Chinese psyche or even the Chinese nation as a whole, he advocates for the destruction of the Iron House to set people free to live as individual humans with respect and dignity. Rollo May, in addressing the perspective of an individual being persecuted by an alienating power, touches on a related fundamental theme of humanity.
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