Among the five modern dance companies in China, Jin Xing's is perhaps the best known. In her choreography, Jin Xing suffuses a distinctly Western form with a unique Chinese perspective. But Jin Xing's fame arises not only from her choreography but from her sex-change operation, performed in Beijing in 1995. In this interview, Jin Xing explores all aspects of her work in a system where a decidedly unencouraging government keeps a close eye on public performances.

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