23 February 2016

An interesting look at a few distinctions in culture, by Yang Liu

Attitude toward punctuality

Visual designer Yang Liu created simple illustrations of a few differences of daily life in Eastern and Western culture. Having lived in both China and Germany, she's able to portray this sampling.

Blue represents western culture.
Red represents eastern culture.

How to stand in line

Independent versus dependent

Approach to solving problems

Arrangement at a party 

Noise levels in a restaurant

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During my 14 years in Kenya, I have observed these same distinctions. Perhaps these simple drawings will help you grasp some of the many challenges I interact with frequently.

I am, after all, an alien living in a foreign land.

I love this quote -

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would have a hard time adjusting to the waiting on others - not something I do very well. Nancy S