Young women in China, living in a rapidly changing society with more personal independence, disposable income and exposure to Western media than ever before, are also altering their views of female beauty. Jung presented her paper at the November conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association. The research grew out of earlier studies she conducted about women and body image, an area where misperceptions can lead to such behaviors as eating disorders.
It's more socially accepted—and maybe even expected—to comment on a person's appearance.
Researcher explores factors that may be leading to negative body image and eating disorders
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. It's a fact that beauty standards and different perceptions vary a lot across the world, not to mention that each person has his own understanding. After the rise of social media, the cult of beauty trends became so important that some people even go an extra mile to look pretty just for the appearance on the internet. So what defines beauty? In some parts of the world, it's the Rubenesque full figured woman, in others - bushy brows and dark hair. In some parts of Asia, e. The new Asian makeup fad is to look as delicate as porcelain dolls.
Surgical and non-surgical aesthetic treatments are very popular throughout Asia and in particular in China. With the globalisation and immigration of Chinese people to other countries where many seek treatment from Western-trained doctors, it is important to understand the ideals of beauty amongst Chinese people so as to achieve optimal results. We conducted an online survey to understand the preference of Han Chinese laypersons for facial shape, profile straight, convex, concave , jaw angle and shape, and shape of the chin, nose, and lips. Most responders indicated they were not willing to undergo cosmetic surgery; however, when given a choice between surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www. The idea of a universal standard for facial beauty is a widely debated topic and is of interest to researchers, sociologists, and aesthetic professionals including plastic surgeons orthodontists, dermatologists and aesthetic practitioners. Ideals of facial beauty, perception of attractiveness, and preferences for different shapes and forms of facial features were previously believed to vary greatly amongst different cultures and between historical times. For example, in many Asian cultures, having white skin is considered a significant factor in female beauty and hence skin whitening is very popular [ 1 ]. Other examples of features perceived as attractive and modifications made to obtain such features include having a very long neck, stretched earlobes and lips, different variations of facial tattoos and paintings, and changes to the shape and size of teeth.
When I arrived in China for my senior year abroad, I had many expectations of what my home for the next year would be like. As a bigger, biracial woman, I was used to being a walking lesson against stereotypes. Growing up in Singapore—an equatorial borderland of diversity—I was an outsider among my own friends and family. At family dinners, surrounded by relatives differing in brownness but not in thinness, I was often dissected and torn apart.