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Adaptation of Mao's Last Dancer Cunxin Li , 2003 single work autobiography
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Mao's Last Dancer
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A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin, who at age 11 was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.

Notes

  • Mao's Last Dancer won the 2009 AFI Readers' Choice Award.

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The 100 Best Australian Films of the New Millenium Erin Free , Dov Kornits , Travis Johnson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 22 September 2016;
Framing Mao's Last Dancer As a Musical Biopic Penny Spirou , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 8 no. 1 2014; (p. 56-69)
Reel Time Michael Bodey , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 22 August 2012; (p. 15)
Film Andrew Fenton , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 December 2011; (p. 51)
This year's awards coincide with a resurgence in Australian film, commercial and critical successes vying for Glory
Reading and Viewing : Non Fiction Texts Deborah McPherson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 2 2011; (p. 90-91)

— Review of The Happiest Refugee : The Extraordinary True Story of a Boy's Journey from Starvation at Sea to Becoming One of Australia's Best-Loved Comedians Anh Do , 2010 single work autobiography ; Growing up Asian in Australia 2008 anthology autobiography short story poetry interview extract ; Wrong About Japan : A Father's Journey with His Son Peter Carey , 2004 single work autobiography ; Mao's Last Dancer Jan Sardi , 2009 single work film/TV
Degrees of Separation Marie-Christine Sourris , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 27 September 2009; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Mao's Last Dancer Jan Sardi , 2009 single work film/TV
Film of the Week Dylan Rainforth , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 27 September 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of Mao's Last Dancer Jan Sardi , 2009 single work film/TV
A Boy in a China Shop Dylan Rainforth , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 September 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of Mao's Last Dancer Jan Sardi , 2009 single work film/TV
Film Phil Brown , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 30 September - 6 October no. 754 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Mao's Last Dancer Jan Sardi , 2009 single work film/TV ; Van Diemen's Land Jonathan Auf Der Heide , Oscar Redding , 2009 single work film/TV
From Poverty to Pas de Deux Colin Newton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 4 October 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of Mao's Last Dancer Jan Sardi , 2009 single work film/TV
Life, Less Ordinary Justine Reilly , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 3 - 9 October no. 656 2007; (p. 29)
Dancing Elite Turn to Film in Adaptation of Ballet Bestseller Valerie Lawson , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 February 2008; (p. 15)
Film Shoot Dances around China's Heavy Hand Michael Bodey , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 May 2008; (p. 7)
Calling Cut on the Middleman Michael Bodey , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 September 2008; (p. 16)
Local film producers have started turning distributor.
What's Driving Mr Beresford Des Partridge , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 September 2008; (p. 15)
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