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Chinese term or phrase:审美疲劳
English translation:aesthetic fatigue
Entered by: Jason Ma
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06:18 Mar 14, 2007
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Science - Other / physics
Chinese term or phrase: 审美疲劳

Dear colleagues, how to translate this phrase without losing its exact indication.
Jason Ma
Local time: 16:44
aesthetic fatigue
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Thanks, Shang and Shaunna.
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4 +3aesthetic fatigue
1Just to support Shang's answer

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aesthetic fatigue


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Thanks, Shang and Shaunna.

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agree  Shaunna
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agree  Geof Aberhart
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agree  sunnyxia: agree
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Just to support Shang's answer

I had some intereting finding by searching this term. Too much to fit into the comments, so I'll just share it here. NOT FOR POINTS:

Looks like "aesthetic fatigue" is used a lot already. I guess 审美疲劳 in 手机 just brought this Chinese translation of "aesthetic fatigue" into China.

This one is from a review of a book published by Duke University Press in 1996:
Gracyk worries that rock music may become a victim of what he labels the natural cycle of invention, change, and obsolescence. "Rock may well be reaching the point of [b]aesthetic fatigue[/b]," he speculates (206).

This one in particular is about 手机:
“The most popular film in China last year, "Shouji (Cellphone)", centered on a man who cleverly used his cellphone to shield his lovers from his wife. The film introduced the phrase "aesthetic fatigue," which describes a culture of too many overripe relationships. The pace is often so intense that the passion burns out quickly; too many relationships are based on sex alone, Chinese complain.”

“Lee points out that in this, Kubler is making a claim for the exhaustion of new discoveries in art, or “aesthetic fatigue”; in other words, the end of the avant-garde.”

And much more:
http://www.google.com/search?q="aesthetic fatigue"&hl=en&cli...

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