Comparing and Contrasting Eastern and Western Mindsets

Yang Liu is an artist who was born in China but emigrated to Germany at a young age. She has a unique gift for capturing the differences between the cultures via infographics. The images depicting the west (Germany) are in blue and the images depicting the east (China) are in red.

The following graphic nicely tie into a view of Reeds Law and Metcalfs Law.

Reed’s law is the assertion of David P. Reed that the utility of large networks, particularly social networks, can scale exponentially with the size of the network.

Metcalfe’s law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (n2).

On another difference in thinking, compare the two views of self.


If you are interested in her other views, she depicts 18 cultural differences! In our current state of Polar Vortexes and other winter storms, the depiction of reaction to weather is quite distinct as well.


In the words of Bobby McFerrin, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy!”

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