- Author:Li Cunxin,Paul English
- Publisher:Findaway World (March 1, 2009)
- Subcategory:Arts & Literature
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Mao's Last Dancer is a Memoir written by Chinese-Australian author Li Cunxin and first published in 2003.
Mao's Last Dancer is a Memoir written by Chinese-Australian author Li Cunxin and first published in 2003. It recounts his journey from a young, impoverished village boy destined to labor in the fields of China to a world-famous professional dancer. The narrator of the memoir, who grew up in a destitute rural household in China, was selected by Chinese Communist Party to become a ballet dancer trainee in Madame Mao's Beijing Dance Academy when he was eleven.
He shook his head as he walked away. From the minute we arrived at the academy, we were expected to wash and sew our own clothes. At home, my niang had done all our sewing and washing.
Mao’s Last Dancer 1. Identify your text and author Non-fiction text, autobiography: Mao’s Last Dancer written by Li Cunxin 2. .Non-fiction texts therefore, rely on objective detail and a subjective perspective. What is this text about? Summarise the story or the premise of the text. The text is about a young, peasant boy called Li Cunxin who lives in a poor village in north-east China. Throughout the autobiography Mao’s Last Dancer the composer Li Cunxin offers a personal evaluation of actions and speculates on the significance of certain actions and events.
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Li Cunxin was born into poverty in the Shandong province of People's Republic of China. In 2003 Li published his autobiography, Mao's Last Dancer. The book has become a feature film with the same title
Li Cunxin was born into poverty in the Shandong province of People's Republic of China. At the age of eleven, he was selected by Madame Mao's cultural advisers to attend the Beijing Dance Academy, where students endured 16-hour days of training. He was one of the first students from the Beijing Dance Academy to go to the United States. In the 1970s, he joined Ben Stevenson's Houston Ballet company as an exchange student. He also began a relationship with an aspiring American dancer, Elizabeth Mackey. The book has become a feature film with the same title. It will be released in 2010.
Mao’s Last Dancer is not a typical dancer’s story. Yes, Li triumphs over physical pain. More important, he illustrates the sustaining power of deep cultural roots and enduring familial love. Evoking a vivid sense of life’s evolution in communist China and the stark contrast of Western society, he also crosses chasms of the heart.
Non-fiction text, autobiography: Mao’s Last Dancer written by Li Cunxin. Journeys offer opportunities for travellers to extend themselves- Li Cunxin has the opportunity to broaden his view of the world in contrast to his small village in China. 2. Journeys may have difficulties and challenges- Li faces many challenges as he embarks on his journey to find a new solution to his previous destitute life.
Mao's Last Dancer (Paperback). 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
Stationery & Gifts. Mao's Last Dancer (Paperback). 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
Mao's Last Dancer is a 2009 Australian film based on professional dancer Li Cunxin's autobiography of the same name
Mao's Last Dancer is a 2009 Australian film based on professional dancer Li Cunxin's autobiography of the same name. In the era of Mao's Cultural Revolution, 11-year-old Chinese boy Li Cunxin resides in a rural village commune in Shandong Province, destined to labour in the fields.