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Shanghai Tango

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Shanghai Tango by Jin Xing
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Jin Xing is a former prima ballerina, one of the brightest stars of the Shanghai Ballet. But her journey to international fame has been fraught with difficulty because Jin Xing was in fact born a man. From an early age she was intensely uncomfortable with her gender. Unable to understand or put words to her feelings, she immersed herself in ballet dancing, her first love. Aged 9, she joined the People's Liberation Army, where she received both dance and military training and attained the rank of colonel. The curtains opened on a new act in her life when, at the age of 19, she received a scholarship to study dance in New York. It was there that she discovered for the first time that it was possible to change sex. In an instant, what had been the province of dreams became a real opportunity. She took the courageous decision to return to China to face the authorities, quit the army, and confront the world with her decision to become a woman.

Author Biography

Jin Xing is one of China's foremost ballerinas; she is a mother of three and lives in Shanghai.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main
Illustrations
19 b/w photos, 2 x 4pp plates
Imprint
Atlantic Books
Pages
288
Dimensions
156x217x17
ISBN-13
9781843546320
Product ID
1661549

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