Mao's Last Dancer (Movie Tie-In)
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The extraordinary memoir of a peasant boy raised in rural Maoist China who was plucked from his village to study ballet and went on to become one of the greatest dancers of his generation.
From a desperately poor village in northeast China, at age eleven, Li Cunxin was chosen by Madame Mao's cultural delegates to be taken from his rural home and brought to Beijing, where he would study ballet. In 1979, the young dancer arrived in Texas as part of a cultural exchange, only to fall in love with America-and with an American woman. Two years later, through a series of events worthy of the most exciting cloak-and-dagger fiction, he defected to the United States, where he quickly became known as one of the greatest ballet dancers in the world. This is his story, told in his own inimitable voice.
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From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KamGeb - LibraryThing
A very interesting book about a young peasant boy who is chosen to go to Madam Mao's dance school and eventually becomes a principle dancer in the US. The most interesting thing is the first hand ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aryadeschain - LibraryThing
If you're looking for a good book with an overall view of the real Chinese culture, well, this is the one. It's basically the story of a Chinese boy who lived in a really poor village during Mao Tse ... Read full review