井底之蛙

4/21/2008

East Meets West

Filed under: — C. W. Hayford @ 11:09 am

Yang Liu , a Beijing artist trained in Germany, comments in a series of banners on the differences between Chinese and German culture. Ms. Yang’s Website is here: http://www.yangliudesign.com/

The German is in blue, on the left, the Chinese in red, on the right, continued beyond the “more” marker!

YANG LIU EXHIBITION

THREE MEALS A DAY: HOT AND COLD

THREE MEALS A DAY: HOT AND COLD

ATTITUDE TO CHANGE IN THE WEATHER

ATTITUDE TO CHANGES IN THE WEATHER

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TRANSPORTATION 1970 AND NOW

Sense of Punctuality

SENSE OF PUNCTUALITY

Sense of the Self

SENSE OF THE SELF

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STREET SCENE ON SUNDAY

SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

CHILD’S RELATION TO PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS
CHILD’S RELATION TO PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS

OLD PEOPLE

OLD PEOPLE

AUTHORITY/ THE BOSS

AUTHORITY/ THE BOSS

STANDING IN LINE/ QUEUING

STANDING IN LINE/ QUEUING

PROBLEM SOLVING

PROBLEM SOLVING

7 responses to “East Meets West”

  1. […] Here is some funny art about cultural differences that I found posted at Frog in a Well. […]

  2. […] 5 February 2008 by 克莱夫 Here is a posting worth reading. On the Frog In A Well blog is an article about some works of art by a Chinese artist, Yang Liu [or Liu Yang, depending on whether you prefer […]

  3. […] 11 June 2008 by 克莱夫 Here is a posting worth reading. On the Frog In A Well blog is an article about some works of art by a Chinese artist, Yang Liu [or Liu Yang, depending on whether you prefer […]

  4. […] so on. To highlight some of these differences, I used the artwork of Yang Liu, a Beijing artist (click here to see it). In discussing Yang Liu’s work in an online discussion forum I use for my class, one of my […]

  5. Luv to Sail says:

    I really like this artwork because it illustrates the differences in culture in a visual way. For the piece on “The Sense of Self,” I feel it demonstrates how those in China are humble and insignificant in relation to the universe, and how people in Germany feel that they are an essential part to the universe and important individuals.

    I also enjoyed the piece, “Social Connections.” I feel that it really demonstrates how in Asian cultures everyone is connected to each other in some way, and how in Eastern cultures, social class keep groups of people segregated.

    In the piece on “Children’s Relations to their Parents and Grandparents,” it demontrates that in Western cultures children are the center of attention, and how in Eastern cultures children are members of the family.

  6. […] so on. To highlight some of these differences, I used the artwork of Yang Liu, a Beijing artist (click here to see it). In discussing Yang Liu’s work in an online discussion forum I use for my class, one of my […]

  7. […] In this activity, students need to draw common cultural stereotypes. Simple drawings are fine and you can either bring in paper and markers or have students use their notebooks. For inspiration, start with some examples from artist Yang Liu on Germany and China. […]

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