The Value of Embracing in Korean Common Pain and Struggle: Han in a Korean Woman's Perspective
AbstractHan is a key for understanding of the Korean culture. Han was introduced to Western academics by Korean Minjung Theology as a part of Korean studies from a political, economic, social, and cultural perspective. I want to observe han from an indigenous Korean woman’s perspective, who was prohibited political, economic and social activities by the patriarchy. The han of indigenous Korean women made them strong enough to survive by being patient and by embracing their situation and that of their families. The han of indigenous Korean women is not the feeling of revenge that is defined by Minjung theologians. It is embracing love which sublimates suffering.