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East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu

The US is a melting pot of cultures and we expat women  may have preconceived notions of Americans and also of people from other countries who we meet in the USA.

This Infographic  is a clever, artistic and  humorous representation  of how two cultures see each other, by  artist and visual designer Yang Liu who was born in China and lived 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. dependentLifestyle: Independent vs. dependent

Attitude towards punctualityAttitude towards punctuality

At a party At a party

Ideal of beautyIdeal of beauty

Elderly in day to day lifeElderly in day to day life

The bossThe boss

Noise level inside a restaurantNoise level inside a restaurant

Problem-solving approachProblem-solving approach

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

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

How to stand in lineHow to stand in line

Complexity of self-expressionComplexity of self-expression

Traveling and recording memoriesTraveling and recording memories

Connections and contactsConnections and contacts

Three meals a dayThree meals a day



Moods and weatherMoods and weather


Source: bsix12







Nyna is the Founder and CEO of The Expat Woman, a global platform focused on connecting, supporting and empowering women who have moved abroad or plan to relocate. She is also a LinkedIn coach, consultant, trainer and speaker. LinkedIn played a huge role in my professional journey abroad, helping me build a network of powerful expat women and allies.

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