Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

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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.

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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. Told in his own distinctive voice, this is Li's inspirational story of how he came to be Mao's last dancer, and one of the world's greatest ballet dancers.

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SKU GOR001784952
Title Mao's Last Dancer
Author By (author) Li Cunxin
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 014104022X
ISBN 13 9780141040226
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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. Told in his own distinctive voice, this is Li's inspirational story of how he came to be Mao's last dancer, and one of the world's greatest ballet dancers.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001784952
Title Mao's Last Dancer
Author By (author) Li Cunxin
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 014104022X
ISBN 13 9780141040226
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No