IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(3): 206-209 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.347

Chinese,Why Don’t You Show Your Anger? — A Comparative Study between Chinese and Americans in Expressing Anger

Chun Liu
Abstract—Emotions can be seen as cultural performances and people’s ways of expressing the same emotion are culturally constituted. This study tries to examine the role that culture plays in people’s ways of expressing anger. The first part of this study gives an introduction of the cultural model proposed by Geert Hofstede and J.R. House from their Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) study. In the second part, comparative analyses between Chinese and Americans are conducted to answer the question “Chinese, why don’t you show your anger?” by using this model. Lastly, conclusions and discussions are given.

Index Terms—Comparative analysis, emotions, expressing anger, intercultural communication.

Chun Liu is with the Renmin University of China (e-mail: astridthere@gmail.com).

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Cite: Chun Liu, " Chinese,Why Don’t You Show Your Anger? — A Comparative Study between Chinese and Americans in Expressing Anger," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 206-209, 2014.

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