|aIn a memoir of life in Maoist China, the author describes how he wastaken from his family in rural China to study ballet in Beijing, his rise in the world of Chinese ballet, and his defection at age eighteen to the United States.
內容簡介top Mao's Last Dancer 簡介 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. Watch a Video