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.