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East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu

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The artist and visual designer Yang Liu was born in China and lives in Germany since she was 14. By growing up in two very different places with very different traditions she was able to experience the differences between the two cultures first-hand.

Drawing from her own experience Yang Liu created minimalistic visualizations using simple symbols and shapes to convey just how different the two cultures are. The blue side represents Germany (or western culture) and the red side China (or eastern culture):

Lifestyle: Independent vs. dependent Lifestyle: Independent vs. dependent

Attitude towards punctuality Attitude towards punctuality

At a party At a party

Ideal of beauty Ideal of beauty

Elderly in day to day life Elderly in day to day life

The boss The boss

Noise level inside a restaurant Noise level inside a restaurant

Problem-solving approach Problem-solving approach

Size of the individual's ego Size of the individual’s ego

Perception: How Germans and the Chinese see one another Perception: How Germans and the Chinese see one another

How to stand in line How to stand in line

Complexity of self-expression Complexity of self-expression

Traveling and recording memories Traveling and recording memories

Connections and contacts Connections and contacts

Three meals a day Three meals a day

Animals Animals

Anger Anger

Moods and weather Moods and weather

Read an interview with Liu about the project here.

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