Crossover 05/23/2015 Gold rush grandmothers
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Crossover is a cross-cultural lifestyle talk show that celebrates and explores life in China, offering viewers the most up-to-date and newsworthy information told in a lively format. Ji Xiaojun and Eyee Hsu discuss the most exciting issues of the day. Hot topics in news that feature the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are all part of Crossover.


05/23/2015 Rebroadcast: Gold Rush Grandmothers

In this episode, we focus on very special group of people in China, the Chinese Dama. You may have never heard this term, but the Chinese Dama is a unique demographic group and an important phenomenon in China’s social fabric.

Chinese Dama refers to a subset of female retirees who are currently between the ages of 50 and 60. The Chinese Dama has a strong collective mentality. They entertain themselves by traveling and dancing in groups– their trademark is group dancing in public squares.

  • Paul Yin: Sociologist and Psychologist
  • Elyn Gregg Cheney MacInnis: Long-term China resident. An American, she has been living in China with her family for nearly 30 years
  • Wang Jiaxiang: Retired English professor from Beijing Foreign Studies University(BFSU).
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