One artist’s work on comparing the cultures of the East and the West has recently resurfaced for our enjoyment.
Yang Liu, a graphic artist who moved from Beijing to Berlin at the age of 13, has lived the best (and worst) of both worlds.
The cultural differences she witnessed inspired her to design a book of graphics titled “East Meets West”. Liu’s book was originally published in German in 2007 and has only recently come out in English.
Here’s how the two cultures stack up to each other, according to Liu:
Thinking about and speaking the truth
Transportation then and now
In the sun
Noise in restaurants
Dealing with problems
How opinions form
Thinking and talking about money
How people think of themselves
Thinking and speaking about ideas
The elderly in society
How bosses are
Animals to look at or to be eaten
Another artist made headlines earlier this year when they depicted the differences between China and Hong Kong in a style that may have been influenced by Liu’s work.