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Mao's Last Dancer
Mao's Last Dancer
Author: Cunxin Li
An 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. — In 1961, three years of Mao's Great Leap Forward-along with three years of poor harvests-had left a rural China suffering terribly from disease and deprivatio...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780670040247
ISBN-10: 067004024X
Pages: 4
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Viking Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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Helpful Score: 2
Very interesting story of Chinese ballet dancer who grew up under the Gang of Four regime; he was sent at eleven to Beijing to study ballet and the details of his home life in a rural village, and his adjustment to the ballet school, and later to the Western world, are pretty fascinating. I enjoyed this book very much.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my all-time favorite books, along with the movie. A rare situation where I actually enjoyed the movie before the book. Knowing the story does not take away from the book at all. Amazing, true story, one that I recommend to anyone who ask!
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