hajni
The Aesthetic view

Hi everybody  :)

Do you think the aesthetic view of the people who come from Western countries is similar with  those who in Eastern countries' ?

Apr 23, 2012 7:23 PM
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interesting

April 27, 2012

Oh. I'm sorry! I didn't explain it very clearly.

Yes.We can consider it in both human level and cultural level. :)

Maybe here we can talk about human level first. 呵呵

 

I wrote this topic just because recently I've chat with my friends.(Chinese and European) And I found we have different  aesthetic views  about  some movie stars or Cartoon characters .

呵呵。It's interesting. 

 

April 25, 2012

Interesting question! We should define "aesthetic view" a little bit first. Let me say it refers to the things a person considers praiseworthy, lovely, or pleasing. People with different aesthetic views both looking at the same object might disagree on whether the object is beautiful.

 

Next we should define East and West. Since this is a Chinese-English group, maybe we can narrow our focus to Chinese-speaking and English-speaking countries.

 

So... If you are still reading ;-), I will say: There are two levels to consider when talking about differences between cultures. One is the human level in which we can safely say "babies are cute", or "flowers are pretty". Then there is the cultural level in which we find big differences in the things that people find pleasing.

 

What sort of things did you have in mind when asking the question, Hajni?

April 23, 2012
hajni
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