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Extended Audio Sample Shanghai Tango (Unabridged), by Jin Xing
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jin Xing Narrator: Keith Brockett Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

As dramatic, graceful and deeply felt as a pas de deux, Shanghai Tango is a deeply personal and inspiring account of growing up in a body that feels alien and of braving pioneering surgery in communist China. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily | 12/4/2009

    " this was an audiobook. I would have never read it is book and did not even know what is was about when I started, but I have to say it was interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jessica | 10/15/2009

    " I read this on the Tokyo-Detroit leg of my flight home from having my own sex reassignment surgery. It was a very powerful book and I am sad that I do not have my own copy. I especially like the image that she wanted for herself at the end of the book, sounds like what I want out of life. "

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