Tribe of Ants .. and Yang Lan

I was listening to a TED series presentation by Yang Lan who is said, by some sources, to be the Chinese Oprah, and was blown away by the content in her presentation, her style, and terms such as “Tribe of Ants”. According to online news source, Asia Calling, a scholar at the Beijing University called Lian Si coined the term “ant tribe” for low-income college graduates in Chinese cities such as Beijing who share space in cramped apartments out of necessity due to economic necessity. Like ants, these young people work hard and are intelligent and educated.



I highly recommend this TED presentation by Yang Lan and if you are interested to read a bit more about the Tribe of Ants, Asia Calling has a good article on the subject.


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