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The Resource Colonel Jin Xing, directed by Sylvie Levey and produced by Arnaud Hamelin, (electronic resource)

Colonel Jin Xing, directed by Sylvie Levey and produced by Arnaud Hamelin, (electronic resource)

Label
Colonel Jin Xing
Title
Colonel Jin Xing
Statement of responsibility
directed by Sylvie Levey and produced by Arnaud Hamelin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shanghai s principal dancer, 33-year-old Jin Xing, is a big star. She is the first choreographer to have received recognition in over half a century of national communism. But the most amazing thing about Jin Xing is that, up until 1995, this beautiful young woman was a man, a colonel in the People's Liberation Army. This is a richly cinematic film, combining the colorful imagery of Shanghai's dance world, the panoply of the Chinese People's Army, and the heart-felt expressiveness of the young Colonel who turned his longing to be a woman into a reality. He battled the rigidity of Communist bureaucrats until they relented and allowed the first sex change operation in China. The film interviews his female surgeon, and also follows Jin Xing?s setbacks and recovery. His mother, although troubled by her son s singular urge for a sex change, gives him total emotional support. In fact, she later finds a baby for adoption so that Jin Xing could happily become a mother. Despite Jin Xing s transcendence in the dance world, she is still up against the Chinese bureaucracy which refuses to give her permission to perform on the stages of the Western world. The documentary shows Chinese society in awkward upheaval as this talented artist presses for change
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
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Levey, Sylvie
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
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Hamelin, Arnaud
Runtime
52
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  • Jin, Xing
  • Dancers
  • Sex change
  • Transsexuals
Target audience
general
Label
Colonel Jin Xing, directed by Sylvie Levey and produced by Arnaud Hamelin, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LGBT;1641367
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641367/gltv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210706
  • (OCoLC)747796870
Video recording format
other
Label
Colonel Jin Xing, directed by Sylvie Levey and produced by Arnaud Hamelin, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LGBT;1641367
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641367/gltv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210706
  • (OCoLC)747796870
Video recording format
other

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