Can national or cultural identity be distilled?

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A designer named Yang Liu‘s has made an intriguing  East Meets West infographic series, it deals with issues from differences in self-perception to the evolution of transportation.

Although Liu was born in China, she lived in Germany since she was a young teenager and so has sampled both cultures in depth. See the whole infographic and read more at Brain Pickings here

  • Can we really reduce a nation or culture’s attitudes down to such sweeping generalisations?
  • How does the fact that we often do, benefit us?
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