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Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
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Mar 05, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: book-club-books, biography
Read from March 05 to 12, 2012

3.8 Very interesting. Many insights on inspiring teachers, finding your own voice (where you do things because of YOU and not for anyone else's reasons). I am intrigued by Mao and the power he had over his people (I've recently read several books that cover the time that he "reigned". I am also interested in learning more about Deng Xiaoping now and the changes he brought to China after Mao.

So. . . the Chinese have a hard time telling all of us "big-nose foreigners" apart?

I was a little curious about the claim of the title. Surely there are others who might consider themselves the "last" as well????

I am curious to see what I can find on YouTube.

The movie is VERY good. I shared it with the family including a 10 year old and a 14 year old. It was very instructive historically and provided many opportunities for short discussions.

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Dahlene I loved this book. I haven't seen the movie yet.

Rene Did you read the youth version or the other?

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