Title Shanghai acrobat : an orphan boy's inspiring true story of courage and determination in revolutionary China / Jingjing Xue.
Imprint Carlton, VIC : Black Inc., [2021]©2021
Author Xue, Jingjing. author.
Date 01-01-2021
Physical description x, 306 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Item 920 XUE (Copy 1) GFL-MONO 322379 INLIBRARY
Major subject China
Social conditions
Minor subject Biography
Overseas item
LCSH Acrobats -- China -- Biography.
Acrobatics -- China.
Acrobatics -- Training.
China -- Social conditions -- 1949-
China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.
Xue, Jingjing.
ISBN 9781760642549
Abstract Jingjing Xue was born in China in 1947, during a period of civil war. Jingjing, left in an orphanage in Shanghai, was destined to a life of hardship before officials singled him out and enlisted him to train with the Shanghai Acrobatics School. This book tells the story of Jingjing's rise from poverty to become an admired performer in China and beyond. Through the turbulent period of the Cultural Revolution, he realised the value of freedom. This is a story of hope and perseverance, of overcoming adversity and of finding a place to belong.
LCN 1272153
Item ID 322379
Database Library Catalogue