Carl Rogers: The China Diary
ISBN 978 1 906254 50 6 (2012)
We are unable to supply this book to customers in the US. We are expecting a US edition to be published Autumn 2012.
This diary, under the title "My Trip to China", was written by 20-year-old Carl Ransom Rogers during his six month journey to the Far East in 1922. This never-before-published diary reveals intimate details of the religious faith, cross-cultural interactions, and emerging ideas on relationships, leadership, social injustice, and education of a man who was to become one of the world's most influential psychologists. Within its pages readers can share in the wonder of the journey that Rogers himself in his later life called "an absolutely mind-boggling experience".
Sofia University Expressive Arts Program
New graduate program starting August 2013– Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change: A Person-Centered Approach, led by Natalie Rogers, Sue Ann Herron, Terri Goslin-Jones. Participants come from around the globe wishing to use the expressive arts in counseling, teaching, mediation, social action and group facilitation, and/or to awaken personal growth and creativity. Follow this link for more details: http://www.nrogers.com/
I had always wondered what was in this diary. I now discover a young man who is passionate in so many different ways. He is passionate in his openness to new experience and in his desire to describe everything he sees with scrupulous attention to detail. He is passionate about the people he meets from many nations and cultures and is often astounded by their ability and integrity. He is passionate in his anger when he confronts social injustice and exploitation. Above all he is passionate about his Christianity and is determined to live it fully and without hypocrisy. In this diary we see Carl Rogers the idealist for whom, sadly, Christianity and the Christian Church were ultimately to prove wanting. If this had not been so the world might never have known client-centred therapy and the person-centred approach. God moves in a mysterious way … Brian Thorne, Co-founder, The Norwich Centre, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia, Norwich
Ninety years after they were written, these pages sparke with a freshness and frankness that even in the 21st century, seem contemporary … The diaries are astonishingly well written; the narrative is so compelling and detailed that I could not put it down. It was like hearing the future psychologist Carl Rogers who I knew so well, in the clear thoughts, descriptions and reflections of the boy becoming a man. Marueen O'Hara, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, National University, La Jolla, CA.