Mao's Last Dancer

Mao's Last Dancer


By (author) Li Cunxin

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  • Publisher: Fusion Press
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 235mm x 29mm | 507g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1904132758
  • ISBN 13: 9781904132752
  • Illustrations note: 8 pages black & White
  • Sales rank: 288,442

Product description

The story of Li Cunxin, plucked aged 11 from a poor, remote Chinese village to train as a ballet dancer at the madam Mao's Beijing Academy.

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". 'Appalling, brave and funny... you cannot do better than read this book.' Mall on Sunday. 'Li Cunxin's story is a breathtaking indictment of brute Communism, told with great honesty.' Kate Adie, Guardian. 'It is a joy to read a book by someone who actually has a story to tell... This is one man's epic story, simply and generously told.' Herald."