본문 바로가기
  • Home

A Study on the Dual Value System of Jeong(情)

  • Journal of Korean Hyo Studies
  • 2020, (31), pp.47-71
  • DOI : 10.34228/khyosa.2020.31.47
  • Publisher : The Korean Hyo Studies Association
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : June 20, 2020
  • Accepted : June 25, 2020
  • Published : June 30, 2020

kim Ji An 1

1성산효대학원대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Along with entering Korea, foreigners encounter conflicts between their mother culture and Korean culture in their daily lives. Korea is a country with a strong collectivism called 'us', and we can feel that unfamiliar collectivism culture affects not only individual self-existence but also survival. Korea has a strong sense of empathy with the interest of other people through the consciousness of 'we', a community consciousness, and its representative collective emotion is 'Jeong(情)'. Jeong is not simply an emotion of personal qualities. It is a symbol representing the ideal humanity pursued by the members of our society as mutual exchange emotions formed by time and behavior style accordingly, and a symbol of trust and coexistence that supports our society. While Korean language-culture education emphasizes ‘Jeong(情)’ as positive role that our society should pursue in Korean language-culture education, it shows dualism in Korean culture as negative culture because of the lack of objectivity and rationality. Since the modern era, politics, economics, and society have changed rapidly, the two norms that have different characteristics have coexisted in the same situation. This 'dual value system' can be seen to be formed in the confusion of polarized values. This paper may divide justice dual value system into 'collectivism and individualism', 'humanism and materialism', 'authoritarianism and egalitarianism', 'particularism and universalism', which ‘Jeong(情)’ may seem irrational in terms of justice and fairness in modern society, but can contribute to try to overcome the inhumanity and individualism of contemporary society and contribute to the interests of the whole community. In addition, we reviewed the necessity of recognizing the true value of Jeong(情) as a positive value to foreigners who should keep their self-respect and survive in a strange Korean culture.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.