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Li Cunxin - Mao´s Last Dancer - 9780141040226 - V9780141040226
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Mao´s Last Dancer

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Description for Mao´s Last Dancer Paperback. Written by the author who was raised in a desperately poor village during the height of China's Cultural Revolution, this book tells the story of how he came to be Mao's last dancer. Num Pages: 448 pages, Black and white inset. BIC Classification: 1FPC; 3JJPL; ASD; BM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 128 x 28. Weight in Grams: 320.

Raised in a desperately poor village during the height of China's Cultural Revolution, Li Cunxin's childhood revolved around the commune, his family and Chairman Mao's Little Red Book.

Until, that is, Madame Mao's cultural delegates came in search of young peasants to study ballet at the academy in Beijing and he was thrust into a completely unfamiliar world.

When a trip to Texas as part of a rare cultural exchange opened his eyes to life and love beyond China's borders, he defected to the United States in an extraordinary and dramatic tale of Cold War intrigue. ... Read more

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About Li Cunxin
Li Cunxin was born in a village near the city of Qingdao, northern China, in 1961. At the age of eleven, he was chosen to become a student at the Beijing Dance Academy. After attending a summer school in America, he defected to the West and became a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet. Li now lives in Australia with ... Read more

Reviews for Mao´s Last Dancer
'An inspiring true story of courage and determination' - Adeline Yen Mah, author of 'Falling Leaves' 'His vivid descriptions of life at home, surviving on family love and dried yams, and of the harsh regime, make riveting reading' Guardian 'Mao's Last Dancer is a modern fairy-tale. Li Cunxin's story is a breathtaking indictment of brute Communism, told with ... Read more

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