Author of "Mao's Last Dancer"
Li Cunxin Bio
Li Cunxin's (Lee Schwin Sing) journey is simply remarkable. He was born into utter poverty in Mao's communist China, and, at a very young age, he was selected to train in Madame Mao's Beijing Dance Academy. So began Li's journey. The seven years of harsh training regime at the Beijing Dance Academy taught him discipline, resilience, determination and perseverance. Li's astounding drive and relentless hard work made him one of the best dancers in the world. Li then made a successful career transition from ballet to finance. He is a senior manager at one of the largest stockbroking firms in Australia. He was named 2009 Australian Father of the Year.
The inspirational story of Li's life is recounted in his memoir Mao's Last Dancer which quickly rose to No. 1 on the Australian Non-Fiction Best-Seller List, won the Book of the Year Award in Australia and received the Christopher Award for Literature in the USA. It went on to become an international bestseller. It's in the 51st reprint and is now a featured film.
Li's experiences are real; his journey is incredible; his story is true, and he is the living example of overcome adversity and achieving excellence in life.