Yang Jia Talks About Her Blindness At TEDxEDUcn

Susan notes: Thanks to TED for making TED Talks downloadable and embeddable, and for providing the biographical information that goes along with them.

yang-jia.jpgAfter graduating from the highly-regarded Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, Yang Jia was promptly instated as a professor within the Foreign Language Department of the College of Humanities.

At the time, Yang was the youngest and the only native Chinese professor within the foreign language department.

In 1992, her eyesight began to strain while reading a book in class and by 1994 she was completely blind due to an eye disorder known as 'macular degeneration.'

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