Richard Wilhelm: The Transformation of a German Psyche in China with Zhou Dangwei

Organised by:

C.G. Jung Club London

20 July 2023

Time: 19:15 - 21:15

Price: £15


The Essex Church
112 Palace Gardens Terrace

United Kingdom
W8 4RT

Map of address


This Thursday evening event is offered by the C. G. Jung Club London and will be held in person at the Essex Church and on Zoom.

The Club warmly welcomes anyone with an interest in Jungian psychology and related fields. Website:

Jung’s Red Book ended with his receipt of Richard Wilhelm’s translation of The Secret of the Golden Flower, for which Jung wrote a long commentary. Cary Baynes subsequently translated Wilhelm’s German version of the I Ching into English, which then became an international best-seller. Wilhelm’s translations of these Chinese classics went beyond the sinological circle and stimulated communication between the East and the West. For Jung, “fate seems to have apportioned to us (Wilhelm and Jung) the role of two piers supporting the bridge between East and West.”

Zhou Dangwei’s talk will give a brief overview of Wilhelm’s life and work in China from 1899 to 1924 and show how Wilhelm went from being a German Protestant missionary to a “spiritual mediator” between these two cultures.

ZHOU DANGWEI was born in Henan, China. He studied Applied Psychology for his BA and Analytical Psychology for his first MA in SCNU in Guangzhou. His second MA was in European Thought at University College London, and he was then awarded a PhD. He is currently researching the life and work of German sinologist Richard Wilhelm. His broader interests include Carl Jung, the history of Analytical Psychology, and the historical communications between Eastern and Western philosophical and psychological traditions.

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NOTE: Online booking will close at 5pm on Wednesday 19 July
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