At the age of nine, Jin Xing entered a military academy. He knew that he was born to dance and, in Mao's China, it was the army that provided the best training. His exceptional talent was soon recognized; by the time he was eighteen, he was regarded as the best principal dancer in China. He won a scholarship to study dance in the United States, where he made a decision that was to change his life: Jin Xing underwent a sex-change. He became a woman - and then a mother. From the regimented world of the Red Army to Europe's most elegant boulevards, from the small Manchurian village of her birth to the dizzying excess of New York, Jin Xing's story has all the drama and energy of a classic ballet - and a happy ending.
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