TAIPEI (The China Post) – With the advent of the “net beauty era,” the King Car Cultural & Educational Foundation has conducted a survey on the aesthetic perceptions of high school and college students in Taiwan.
The survey shows that 80 percent of young people tend to demonstrate their sense of aesthetics through photography on social media. It is at the same time their main channel to cultivate their aesthetic senses.
However, they might know Kusama Yayoi or Karl Lagerfeld, but only 20 percent of them could articulate the names of local Taiwanese artists, among which are Ju Ming, Yu Kwang-chung, Jason Wu, Ann Lee, Vincent Fang, Mayday, and Jay Chou.
According to the survey, about 82 percent of young people show their aesthetic life through Facebook and Instagram. Other channels include television and movies (42.2 percent), family environment (41.6 percent) and schools (33 percent).
Furthermore, 58.8 percent of young people think that in order to have a sense of beauty, the first thing is to have a personal style, although wearing big brands does not fall into the category.
Another 50.1 percent think that having a leisure lifestyle is crucial, while the other 41.5 percent believe in the importance of cultivating the inner charm.