What is meant by the concept of face?
The concept of face refers to an individual’s public self-image, which is constantly progressing and developing within social interactions. Each individual in society has a face they may wish to preserve and protect from face-threatening acts, like humiliation or loss of respect.
What is Goffman’s idea of face?
The concept of face refers to a social representation of a person reflecting the respect, regard or confidence others have in them which the person in question is conscious or aware of himself or herself (Goffman 1972, p. 5).
How can I improve my face in Chinese culture?
If you can get the endorsement of one particular person of high social standing, that person’s approval and standing within their peer group can “give” you the “face” that you need to be more broadly accepted by their peers. Custer, Charles. “‘Face’ Culture in China.” ThoughtCo, Aug.
What does losing face mean in Japan?
However, Japan along with other Asian cultures has the concept of “face” (mentsu). To disagree with someone in public, thus causing them embarrassment, is to make them “lose face” (mentsu wo ushinau).
Why is face important in China?
In Chinese culture, the concept of ‘face’, AKA mianzi (mi-an-ze), refers to the amount of “dignity” or “prestige” that’s associated with an individual. So, ‘saving face’ means to keep others from losing respect for oneself or to avoid embarrassment.
How can you gain “face” in Chinese culture?
Whenever someone outranks you or is older than you,it’s probably a good time to show them more respect.
What is the concept of ‘face’ in Chinese culture?
“Deeply rooted in the Chinese concept of face are conceptualizations of a competent person in Chinese society: one who defines and puts self in relation to others and who cultivates morality so that his or her conduct will not lose others’ face.
What is the difference between Chinese and Japanese faces?
Mostly pale in appearance.
What is meant by saving face in Chinese culture?
Saving Face is a western concept due a misunderstanding of Chinese culture, and does not really exist in Chinese culture. In Chinese culture, once face is lost, it is lost. While other can choose to rubbing it in or not, thus possibly keep your face (留面子). there is very little you can do after a face loosing event has occured, especially if it’s your own fault as well.