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Mao's last dancer, Li Cunxin
Author: Li, Cunxin
Publication year: 2009
Language: English
Edition: pbk
Classification: 920LI
ISBN: 9780141040226 014104022X
Originally published: Australia: Penguin; London: Fusion, 2003
Li Cunxin tells his story, tracing his life from his early childhood among the Chinese peasantry and his being thrust into the world of ballet, through his winning a scholarship to America and his eventual defection to the West in 1981, knowing that he would never see his family again.
Additional information: 432 p.
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London, Viking, 2009


Fascinating insight into communist China. From the humble origins to grand success this journey has both heartbreak and boundless joy. A beautiful story.
West Sussex
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