—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.
—Comparative analysis, emotions, expressing
anger, intercultural communication.
Chun Liu is with the Renmin University of China (e-mail:
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.