18 Images Of Cultural Differences You May Have Never Recognized Before [East Meets West Infographic] February 3, 2015 Blog Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Google Plus Share Share on Pinterest Share Share on LinkedIn Share Cultures are amazing things. Where/how/when someone grows up dictates (in large degree) how one responds to the circumstances of life. As a missionary who is constantly seeking to communicate the gospel in clear terms to different cultures and worldviews, these kind of graphics intrigue me. “Explaining the Gospel to people who hold another worldview is never easy. If we are to be true cross-cultural communicators, we must endeavor to understand how the Gospel is applicable to other cultures.” – Roland Muller, Honor and Shame Take a look at these graphics. Do they help explain some of those weird situations you’ve had when encountering people from another culture, specifically Eastern cultures? 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 Attitude towards punctuality At a party Ideal of beauty Elderly in day to day life The boss Noise level inside a restaurant Problem-solving approach Size of the individual’s ego Perception: How Germans and the Chinese see one another YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: She Was So Stubborn That It Took Her 10 Years Before Finally Making A Decision To Follow Jesus How to stand in line Complexity of self-expression Traveling and recording memories Connections and contacts Three meals a day Animals Anger Moods and weather See original post at http://bsix12.com/east-meets-west/ Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Google Plus Share Share on Pinterest Share Share on LinkedIn Share David JoannesFounder/President at Within Reach GlobalDavid Joannes is the co-founder and president of Within Reach Global, Inc, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places. He is the author of The Space Between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary. David has a love for language, culture, and creative writing, and for the last 20 years, he has witnessed God’s Kingdom established in forgotten parts of the globe. David lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with his wife, Lorna, and their daughter, Cara.