Korean Rage : The Han – Real or Stereotype?


That thing some people call. “The Han” is this it? In a blog post by Winston Chung written about Korean Rage. He collects many references to Korean anger. (SFGATE  - Rage) The Han gets mentioned later on in the article in a quote from a previous article in the WSJ. “The suicide problem has also been linked with the Korean concept of “han,” a kind of stoicism also tied to feelings of anger and impotence that arise when facing a situation that can’t be changed. Han, deeply embedded in Korean society, has been linked to depression. “When a situation is bad and they can’t show their cool selves, Koreans tend to get frustrated, give up and take drastic choices,” says Hwang Sang-min, a professor of psychology at Yonsei University.” (WSJ – Suicides)

 


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