Jingjing Xue

 CHI3869Shanghai Acrobat: An orphan boy's inspiring true story of courage and determination in revolutionary China will be published by Black Inc in Melbourne, Australia, Apollo Publishers in the USA and as an audio book by Wavesound in March 2021.

Jingjing Xue was a star performer with the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe after graduating from the Acrobatic School of Shanghai. He was admired as one of China’s best acrobats and from 1961 to 1987, and performed all around the world with the Shanghai Circus. He later trained circus performers with the Shanghai Circus troupe and then at the National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne, where he now lives.

Shanghai Acrobat cover online

Shanghai Acrobat tells the story of an orphan who became an international circus star and a trainer of Chinese and Australian gold-winning acrobats. Set in China from the early years of the Communist era through the turbulent period of the cultural revolution and in Australia, Shanghai Acrobat is a story of hope and perseverance, of overcoming adversity, and finding a place to belong.

See a short film about Jingjing on you tube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVpNuQrBaFU.