This is the true story of how one moment in time, by the thinnest thread of a chance, changed the course of a small
boy's life in ways that are beyond description. One day he would dance with some of the greatest ballet companies of the
world. One day he would be a friend to a president and first lady, movie stars, and the most influential people in
America. One day he would become a star: Mao's last dancer, and the darling of the West. Here is Li Cunxin's own story,
a beautiful, rich account of an inspirational life, told with honesty, dignity, and pride.