Mao’s Last Dancer – the Night Before, the Movie, and now … the Book!

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We have an amazing evening planned for December 1, 2009. In addition to the excitement of the upcoming movie, the Houston International HR Roundtable will have a drawing for a signed copy of Mao’s Last Dancer courtesy of Foster Quan.

This is an extremely rare opportunity as Li Cunxin now resides in Australia. The book tells the incredible story of Li’s life from childhood until he was discovered by Ben Stevenson, one of the world’s most respected teachers, choreographer and the Artistic Director of the Houston Ballet as part of the first US cultural delegation to communist China. The story takes a dramatic turn when Li defects and was subsequently locked up in the Chinese Consulate in Houston. This created a standoff between the Chinese and the American governments. Even George Bush senior, then US Vice President intervened. FBI agents surrounded the consulate in Houston, and negotiations between Chinese and US diplomats had begun. His defection was the headline story in America. Twenty-one hours later, Li walked out of the Chinese Consulate as a free man.

You must be present to participate in the drawing and you also must be a member of the Roundtable for this event!  See you there!

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