The Peasant Prince

Original Synopsis

"The Peasant Prince has a total of 40 pages which are papers from writer 'Li Cunxin'. This is your one chance. You have your secret dreams. Follow them! Make them come true . . . ' In a poor village in northern China, a small boy is about to be taken away from everything he's ever known. He is so afraid, but his mother urges him to follow his dreams. For soon he will become a dancer, one of the finest dancers in the world . . . So begins The Peasant Prince,, The true story of Li Cunxin's extraordinary life. Based upon his internationally best-selling memoir, Mao's Last Dancer, this remarkable picture book captures the essence of one of the most inspiring stories to come from China in many years. With hauntingly beautiful illustrations by award-winning artist Anne Spudvilas, Li's journey of courage and determination is simply told, and as powerful as any fairytale. 2012-09-07 time of publication of the book, [-Penguin UK-]"

Publisher : Penguin UK
Pages : 40 Paper
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
No.ID : 0YYYxSvgC8gC
ISBN-10 : 0857960970
ISBN-13 : 9780857960979
Time : 2012-09-07
Author : Li Cunxin
Size : 243 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Mao's Last Dancer

Original Synopsis

"Mao's Last Dancer has a total of 448 pages which are papers from writer 'Li Cunxin'. Raised in a desperately poor village during the height of China's Cultural Revolution, Li Cunxin's childhood revolved around the commune, his family and Chairman Mao's Little Red Book. Until, that is, Madame Mao's cultural delegates came in search of young peasants to study ballet at the academy in Beijing and he was thrust into a completely unfamiliar world. When a trip to Texas as part of a rare cultural exchange opened his eyes to life and love beyond China's borders, he defected to the United States in an extraordinary and dramatic tale of Cold War intrigue. 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. 2009-04-02 time of publication of the book, [-Penguin UK-]"

Publisher : Penguin UK
Pages : 448 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : HW5nbKZxNo4C
ISBN-10 : 014191890X
ISBN-13 : 9780141918907
Time : 2009-04-02
Author : Li Cunxin
Size : 766 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Dancing to Freedom

Original Synopsis

"Dancing to Freedom has a total of 40 pages which are papers from writer 'Li Cunxin'. In a poor village in northern China, a small boy named Li Cunxin was given the chance of a lifetime. Selected by Chairman Mao’s officials from among millions of children to become a dancer, Li’s new life began as he left his family behind. At the Beijing Dance Academy, days were long and difficult. Li’s hard work was rewarded when he was chosen yet again, this time to travel to America. From there his career took flight, and he danced in cities around the world—never forgetting his family, who urged him to follow his dreams. 2008-07-22 time of publication of the book, [-Walker Childrens-]"

Publisher : Walker Childrens
Pages : 40 Paper
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
No.ID : 93myPQAACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9780802797773
ISBN-13 : 0802797776
Time : 2008-07-22
Author : Li Cunxin
Size : 326 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Li Cunxin

Original Synopsis

"Li Cunxin has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'Li Cunxin'. time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Author
No.ID : -nDLtAEACAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : OCLC:1004707369
Time :
Author : Li Cunxin
Size : 499 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Mao's Last Dancer

Original Synopsis

"Mao's Last Dancer has a total of 451 pages which are papers from writer 'Cunxin Li'. In a memoir of life in Maoist China, the author describes how he was taken 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. 2003 time of publication of the book, [-Putnam Publishing Group-]"

Publisher : Putnam Publishing Group
Pages : 451 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : 95W1AAAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UCSC:32106017049179
Time : 2003
Author : Cunxin Li
Size : 439 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

The Peasant Prince

Original Synopsis

"The Peasant Prince has a total of 60 pages which are papers from writer ''. This extraordinary play for young people is an adaptation of Li Cunxins picture book The Peasant Prince - the true story of Maos Last Dancer. Adapted by Monkey Baa, Australias leading theatre company for young audiences, The Peasant Prince has toured nationally, performing to tens of thousands of young people and their families throughout rural and regional Australia. The production was awarded Most Outstanding Production for Children (the Glugs), Best Production for Children (Sydney Theatre Awards) and a Drovers Award for Best Touring Production (Australian Performing Arts and Producers Awards). Li, a 10-year-old boy, is plucked from his village in rural China and sent to a ballet academy in the big city. He leaves everything and everyone he loves, including his family. Over years of gruelling training, he transforms from an impoverished peasant to a giant of the international dance scene. What does he find along the way? The Peasant Prince is a remarkable true story of courage, resilience and unwavering hope. 2017-02 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 60 Paper
Genre : Australian drama
No.ID : svSIAQAACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9781760620028
ISBN-13 : 1760620025
Time : 2017-02
Author :
Size : 223 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Texas Monthly

Original Synopsis

"Texas Monthly has a total of 232 pages which are papers from writer ''. Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations. 1984-03 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 232 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : eSsEAAAAMBAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 :
Time : 1984-03
Author :
Size : 152 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

No Way Home

Original Synopsis

"No Way Home has a total of 304 pages which are papers from writer 'Carlos Acosta'. An international ballet star traces his childhood in the impoverished suburbs of Havana, his adolescent participation in break-dancing and delinquency that prompted his enrollment in ballet school, and his prestigious performances throughout Cuba, the United States, and Europe. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. 2008-12-30 time of publication of the book, [-Simon and Schuster-]"

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Pages : 304 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : QZEvv283TAkC
ISBN-10 : 141656716X
ISBN-13 : 9781416567165
Time : 2008-12-30
Author : Carlos Acosta
Size : 827 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Is This Seat Taken?

Original Synopsis

"Is This Seat Taken? has a total of 192 pages which are papers from writer 'Kristin S. Kaufman'. “Now, what do I do?!” I dare say, there is not a single person who at least once in his or her life has not faced an unexpected situation, a newfound reality, a daunting challenge, or veiled opportunity and not wondered what to do. You may feel that you have made poor choices, that your opportunities have passed you by, or that you’re playing musical chairs, the music has stopped, and all the seats are taken. This book is for those individuals like you who have come to a fork in the road, chosen a path, and found themselves twenty to thirty (or more) years later in a destination they didn’t quite recognize. But the stories are relevant for anyone, at any age, at any station in life who has awakened and wondered what they are going to do next or how will they move forward. I want to offer hope, inspiration, and applicable lessons as derived from the lives of well known, and not-so-famous men and women who found new and unexpected success—by many definitions—late in life. My hope is that these remarkable transformational stories will light a spark—whether you are twenty-five or sixty-five—to take back the reins of your life and become clear on exactly what you are going to do now and how you wish to contribute to the world. The music has not stopped, and there is still time to find your seat. 2015-01-13 time of publication of the book, [-Greenleaf Book Group-]"

Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
Pages : 192 Paper
Genre : Self-Help
No.ID : dpEpBgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1626341664
ISBN-13 : 9781626341661
Time : 2015-01-13
Author : Kristin S. Kaufman
Size : 636 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

The Cochlear Story

Original Synopsis

"The Cochlear Story has a total of 240 pages which are papers from writer 'Veronica Bondarew, Peter Seligman'. This book documents the human story behind that development. It delves into the commercial planning and implementation that led to the products success in an international, highly competitive market, and the human drama that was experienced in achieving it. 2012 time of publication of the book, [-CSIRO PUBLISHING-]"

Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
Pages : 240 Paper
Genre : Technology & Engineering
No.ID : 7gioBRwC7yUC
ISBN-10 : 0643097511
ISBN-13 : 9780643097513
Time : 2012
Author : Veronica Bondarew, Peter Seligman
Size : 765 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"Historical Records of the Five Dynasties has a total of 752 pages which are papers from writer ''. Only fragments of historical text from China's middle period have been translated into English, until now. Here at last is the first major Chinese historical work from the Song dynasty. Written by Ouyang Xiu, an intellectual giant of the eleventh century, this is a history of the preceding century (907--979), a period known as the Five Dynasties. The historical and literary significance of Ouyang's achievement cannot be underestimated. In rewriting the existing official history of the Five Dynasties, Ouyang -- whose own time was characterized by extraordinary intellectual and political innovation -- made several notable decisions. He rewrote the history in the "ancient" style preferred by forward-thinking literati; he even rewrote the original documents quoted within biographies. He also relied on his own moral categories, reevaluating the worth of the historical figures in light of his own convictions that individuals should take personal responsibility for the fate of society. Ouyang's history would eventually become the official version -- the last state-sanctioned dynastic history of imperial China to be written by an individual in a private capacity. In addition to its provocative insights and lucid presentation, Historical Records of the Five Dynasties is an eloquent statement on the art of historical writing in the eleventh century. A preeminent scholar of Chinese history, Richard L. Davis has provided a thorough introduction and rendered nearly two-thirds of the Chinese original into English, including complete sections critical to understanding the politics and personalities of the time. Biographical clusters based on Ouyang's moral categories also appear in full, helping readers to appreciate the Confucian agenda that informs the work. 2004-04-05 time of publication of the book, [-Columbia University Press-]"

Publisher : Columbia University Press
Pages : 752 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : R0QpslzUi50C
ISBN-10 : 0231502281
ISBN-13 : 9780231502283
Time : 2004-04-05
Author :
Size : 872 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Chinese Ballet Dancers

Original Synopsis

"Chinese Ballet Dancers has a total of 32 pages which are papers from writer 'General Books LLC'. 2010-11-24 time of publication of the book, [-General Books-]"

Publisher : General Books
Pages : 32 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : NWqQSQAACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9781157061915
ISBN-13 : 1157061915
Time : 2010-11-24
Author : General Books LLC
Size : 232 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

From Warhorses to Ploughshares

Original Synopsis

"From Warhorses to Ploughshares has a total of 236 pages which are papers from writer 'Davis, Richard L.'. Mingzong (r. 926–33) was the most illustrious emperor of the Five Dynasties, and one of the most admired of China’s middle period, the Tang to Song. A warrior of Shatuo-Turk ancestry, he ascended the throne of the Later Tang on the heels of a mutiny against his adopted brother, thus sparing his dynasty an early death. Mingzong’s brief reign came to be heralded by historians as the “Small Repose”—a happy convergence of peace and prosperity. He marshaled a cluster of eminently able courtiers, men who balanced Confucian charity against the military discipline demanded in a time of transition. These years were marked by trade with bordering states, frenzied diplomatic activity, and a succession of defections from states to the north. Mingzong wisely eschewed military conflict, except as a last resort. Conservative in moral and legal matters, he introduced radical economic reforms that included deregulation of traditional monopolies and timely changes to the tributary system. Drawing extensively on primary sources, including Mingzong’s spirited correspondence with his officials, this political and cultural biography brings to life a charismatic emperor who was held up as a model ruler by succeeding generations. “In this evocative and fascinating study of the Later Tang emperor Mingzong, Richard Davis has brilliantly illuminated a little known and even less understood period of Chinese history, the interval between the unified Tang empire and the Song dynasty when native Chinese and Shatuo Turkish peoples worked together to transform the politics and culture of North China. It is a delight to read a historian who is a master of his sources and at the top of his craft.” —Robin D. S. Yates, McGill University “The political history of the early tenth century is not for the faint of heart. Shatuo Turks, Kitans, and Han Chinese, from aspirants to the throne, to surrogate sons, generals, mutineers, and courtiers were all maneuvering for advantage as circumstances constantly shifted. Richard Davis, by focusing on one of the Shatuo rulers, helps us understand the many challenges facing would-be reunifiers of China.” —Patricia Ebrey, University of Washington “This is a fascinating portrait of a man who contrived in his way to be a good ruler and was to die of natural causes in an age when life was for most in China nasty, brutish and all too short, and who, moreover, by instituting the preservation of the Chinese heritage through printing transformed the Chinese world for ever after.” —T. H. Barrett, SOAS, University of London 2014-11-01 time of publication of the book, [-Hong Kong University Press-]"

Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
Pages : 236 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : dG8fBQAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 9888208101
ISBN-13 : 9789888208104
Time : 2014-11-01
Author : Davis, Richard L.
Size : 754 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

First Position

Original Synopsis

"First Position has a total of 237 pages which are papers from writer 'Toba Singer'. Chronicles the life, career, style, and relationships of fifteen dancers from around the world, including Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Carla Fracci. 2007 time of publication of the book, [-Praeger Publishers-]"

Publisher : Praeger Publishers
Pages : 237 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : HXq1AAAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9780275983918
ISBN-13 : 0275983919
Time : 2007
Author : Toba Singer
Size : 218 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Beijing

Original Synopsis

"Beijing has a total of 192 pages which are papers from writer 'Linda Jaivin'. Reaktion’s new CityScopes series consists of concise, illustrated guides that provide a social and urban history from a city’s beginnings to the present day. Written by authors with unique and intimate knowledge of each city, these books offer fascinating vignettes on the quintessential and the quirky. In the first book of the series, Linda Jaivin explores a city at the heart of one of the world’s oldest civilizations and the capital of its newest superpower—Beijing. In China’s central city, Jaivin finds thousands of years of history dating back to our ancestors, a story that includes dynastic empires, sieges, massacres, rebellions, and political spectacle. Recounting the lively history of the city, Jaivin discovers the Peking Man and the capital’s many legendary incarnations, such as the Cambaluc that Marco Polo wrote about in awe. She reveals it to be full of charismatic personalities and dramatic events, a place that has produced some of China’s most iconic works of literature, theater, and music. She also offers thought-provoking essays on contemporary topics ranging from the elemental problems of air and water to the vibrant art scene and the architectural adventurism of the city’s “hyperbuildings.” Generously illustrated, this guide provides helpful maps and suggested itineraries as well as practical recommendations for hotels, restaurants, museums, and other sites. Taking readers to lakeshores, down into the subway, and around the bustling art districts, Beijing is the ultimate introduction to this extraordinary city for travelers and armchair explorers alike. 2014-05-15 time of publication of the book, [-Reaktion Books-]"

Publisher : Reaktion Books
Pages : 192 Paper
Genre : Travel
No.ID : SJAOBQAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1780233000
ISBN-13 : 9781780233000
Time : 2014-05-15
Author : Linda Jaivin
Size : 857 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

China Baby Love

Original Synopsis

"China Baby Love has a total of 320 pages which are papers from writer 'Jane Hutcheon'. How one woman turned her life upside down to help those who needed it most - half a world away. Every orphan comes with a story. Every journalist has a story that stays with them. And everyone has the power to make a difference. From rural Queensland to rural China, China Baby Love is the story of moving mountains, one shovel at a time. Former foreign correspondent and host of ABC TV's ‘One Plus One', Jane Hutcheon introduces us to Linda Shum, a not-so-ordinary grandmother and widow from Gympie whose compassion for China's forgotten children inspired her to create an unlikely empire. The story of COAT (Chinese Orphans Assistance Team) and Linda's quest to help orphans, many with multiple disabilities, reveals the hidden human aftermath of the One-Child Policy. A tentative visit to an orphanage in a small Chinese city turned into many over a period of twenty years. Linda's curiosity transformed into sheer determination to battle superstition, bureaucracy and a constant lack of funds, to found foster homes and a special needs school that has transformed hundreds of lives, including her own. What Jane intended as a five-minute ‘human interest' segment in a news broadcast inspired an unexpected friendship and the writing of a book that would take Jane back to China. Through the story of Linda Shum's life and work, Jane gets to the heart of some painful truths behind modern Chinese families living in a one-party state. 2017-05-01 time of publication of the book, [-HarperCollins Australia-]"

Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
Pages : 320 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : q431DAAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1460705076
ISBN-13 : 9781460705070
Time : 2017-05-01
Author : Jane Hutcheon
Size : 458 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

The British National Bibliography

Original Synopsis

"The British National Bibliography has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'Arthur James Wells'. 2009 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : English literature
No.ID : iydFAQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105211722678
Time : 2009
Author : Arthur James Wells
Size : 291 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Swan Lake

Original Synopsis

"Swan Lake has a total of 48 pages which are papers from writer 'Anne Spudvilas'. 'Anne Spudvilas is one of Australia's most talented visual artists. Her illustrations are full of emotion and beauty. Anne's Swan Lake is simply enchanting and sublime!' Li Cunxin, author of Mao's Last Dancer and Artistic Director, Queensland Ballet The iconic ballet Swan Lake, the tragic love story of a princess transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer, has been revered for more than a century. In this atmospheric adaptation, Anne Spudvilas reimagines the classic tale of passion, betrayal and heartbreak in the dramatic riverscape of the Murray-Darling. 2017-10-25 time of publication of the book, [-Allen & Unwin-]"

Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Pages : 48 Paper
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
No.ID : 8H0tDwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1743437102
ISBN-13 : 9781743437100
Time : 2017-10-25
Author : Anne Spudvilas
Size : 951 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Ballet News

Original Synopsis

"Ballet News has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1985 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Ballet
No.ID : oTMUAQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105008995453
Time : 1985
Author :
Size : 617 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

The Story of Dai Ailian

Original Synopsis

"The Story of Dai Ailian has a total of 104 pages which are papers from writer 'Richard Glasstone'. Dai Ailian was one of the great heroines of ballet in China, where she was an enormously respected and influential figure, both for her wide research into Chinese folk dance and her pivotal role in the establishment of ballet, but her name, and her story, are barely known in the west. This work sets them in a wide social and historical context. 2007 time of publication of the book, [-Dance Books Limited-]"

Publisher : Dance Books Limited
Pages : 104 Paper
Genre : Performing Arts
No.ID : Kij0AAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9781852731182
ISBN-13 : 1852731184
Time : 2007
Author : Richard Glasstone
Size : 922 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Original Synopsis

"Stern's Performing Arts Directory has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1996 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Dance
No.ID : u_NWAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015033625297
Time : 1996
Author :
Size : 743 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB