Beauty

In China and Taiwan, the whiter your skin, the more beautiful you are. In Asia, most beauty products may contain a whitening agent for the skin, and women are more likely to cover up on the beach.

In North America, the darker your skin, the more beautiful you are. In North America, skin products produce a golden tan, and women are more likely to sunbath at the beach.

This is one of twenty-four differences between eastern and western cultures as drawn in Liu Yang’s book “Ost trifft West” or “East Meets West,” a young artist from Beijing currently living in Germany. She described the social and cultural differences between Eastern and Western cultures. (NB Just in case: West is Blue, East is Red).

Whereas I have seen a few of these on other websites, I am posting them one at a time, giving you the opportunity to see them one at a time and leave a comment whether or not you agree.

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