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Jin Xing Has a One-of-a-Kind Biography.


Society & Culture  (tags: Jin Xing, China, Dancer, Choreographer, Shanghai Jin Xing Dance Theatre, Chinese Army, transgendered, actress, colonel )

Dandelion
- 563 days ago - nbcnews.com
Jin Xing born a man rose to rank as colonel in the Chinese army transgendered to a woman and became one of the first in China to be so recognized. She is well known actress, talks show host, and one of the world's greatest dancers and choreographers.



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Julie E. (364)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 4:17 pm
A remarkable woman. Thanks Dandelion!
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 4:46 pm

I saw this early this morning, she is an amazing and gutsy woman. Her father's reaction was a surprise, he just "knew" for all those years. Thanks for sharing this one. I think those who have not seen this short life story will enjoy learning about Golden Star, Jin Xing.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 7:37 pm
An Amazing woman
 

AniMae Chi (413)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:16 pm
What a beautiful woman & what a wonderful story of success,
a precious role model for those less fortunate.

Than.q Dandelion!
 

LaurenSICK Kozen (159)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:26 pm
Noted. What a remarkable woman & such a great story! Thanks Dandelion.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:33 pm
Wow! She is absolutely stunning in every way possible. What a beacon of hope and courage for so many around the world. Kudos to her and to Sheryl for posting.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:52 pm
Thanks.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 10:00 pm
Amazing story! Jin Xing has incredible talent, but I was even more impressed with her incredible courage! Thanks for posting this, Sheryl!
 

Susan Allen (218)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 10:25 pm
Noted and shared. I really enjoyed learning about this very talented woman. Thanks.
 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 11:15 pm
AN exceptional talent and all around person. Great story. Thanks for sharing Dandelion :-) .
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Monday April 8, 2013, 12:34 am
She truly followed her heart and it led her on an amazing life journey...still unfolding !!! She is living her Dreams awake...!! As always thanks for sharing Dandelion.......
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (385)
Monday April 8, 2013, 1:14 am
Remarkable and extraordinary woman.
 

Mm M. (456)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:21 am
Thank you Sheryl! xx
 

Terry V. (30)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:23 am
A+ woman and story. Many thanks!!!
 

Birgit W. (147)
Monday April 8, 2013, 3:04 am
Amazing woman, thanks
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday April 8, 2013, 3:50 am

What an uplifting, inspirational story about an unstoppable human spirit!

Thank you so much for sharing, Sheryl.

 

Darlene B. (290)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:29 am
Very nice and inspirational for those in need. Thank you for sharing.
 

Gloria picchetti (296)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:48 am
Interesting.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:04 am
Oh yes- she is an amazing and beautiful women in so many way. Thanx for posting Dandelion.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:17 am
A success story. Inspirational for others!
 

Russell R. (87)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:21 am
I am amazed that China did this sex change operation. It is a Great Story. The fater's reaction was a surprise!
I feel sorry for the husband becasue the past is something that will always come up. it will always be an issue that he will always have to confront1
 

Dandelion G. (380)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:47 am
I agree, amazing take from China on this and one couldn't expect a better reaction from a Father. However as to the husband, he married her with eyes wide open that she was a he in the past, so I would not feel sorry for him as he knew what he was getting into that way and that this wife had drive and would no doubt always be in some sort of limelight. I do commend him for being able to look beyond her past and accept her for who she is today, not all could do that.
 

Beverly M. (85)
Monday April 8, 2013, 8:39 am
Thank you for sharing this amazing woman's story Dandelion. Not too long ago she was a talk show and my son and I were floored by her story.
 

Pat A. (116)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:07 am
Astonishing woman with an astonishing life! I wonder what her political beliefs are - if she is thinking for running for office....??? I'm very glad her life has been the success it has - and that her home life is so happy with such a lovely husband and children.
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:24 am
That is an amazing story. Maybe the most amazing part is how she is sort of single-handedly changing China as much as she changed herself. Well, let herself out is a better way of saying that. But that the party apparatus and the people have learned to not only accept but revere her is extremely positive. Her dad is amazing, no less though than her country. This opens a door I didn't think would ever be opened, I hope it says open wide, we'll all be the better for it.
 

Pat B. (354)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:32 am
WoW.!! Awesome story of a talented, and beautiful woman.! Thank you, Dandelion for this, and the very best to Jin Xing and her family, for what she has done, and what she will do in the future.
 

l L. (1)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:58 am
As always D good job.. Thank you.. Very informative of all things ..Life.. and a need to know.. Beautiful person with many gifts and graces.. inspiring.
 

Mary R. (260)
Monday April 8, 2013, 11:02 am
WOW ! AMAZING ! THANKS FOR SHARING THIS INTERESTING STORY.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Monday April 8, 2013, 1:31 pm
Thank you, Sheryl
 

Carmen S. (612)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:18 pm
thanks Dandelion for sharing the story of this amazing woman
 

Winn Adams (193)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:24 pm
Thanks
 

john byrne (50)
Monday April 8, 2013, 3:10 pm

Great story. Hail the Citizens.any move towards the light must be applauded its amazing that we are talking about a good news story from China. long overdue & hope to see more of the same real soon.
T.Y.Dandelion.
 

Mariette AWAY (151)
Monday April 8, 2013, 3:26 pm
Thanks Sheryl for sharing this great story of this amazing woman!
 

Judith Hand (59)
Monday April 8, 2013, 3:41 pm
Noted. An amazing person, thanks!
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Monday April 8, 2013, 4:05 pm
Nice to hear a nice inspiring story coming out of China.

I always said, just like gay people are BORN that way, others may be born in the wrong body. God doesnt make mistakes. Im glad she found love and support in her husband, and what a surprise that she was allowed to adopt.

Such talent!! Good for her!! If she runs for office, I have no doubt she would do great things! Thanks for this Dandelion!
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:34 pm
This is mind-boggling and wonderful!
Not JUST an inspiration for China, and as a role model for Coming Out for all the different sorts of LGBT kids here in the U.S. - but, an inspiration to the entire WORLD!

With the WORLD PRESS, and the INTERNET spreading news uncontrolled over borders, just think what her story means to LGBT People in UGANDA! in RUSSIA! in CATHOLIC countries! in African and Caribbean countries - and in MUSLIM countries! to those oppressed by the fact-denying blinkered Fundamentalists of ALL religions!

YOU CAN'T KEEP THIS WOMAN, AND HER STORY, HIDDEN. She won't let you! She TRANSCENDS any censorship.... She just refuses to shut up and sneak away quietly!!!

I think the Chinese Authorities KNEW, and know, that in any confrontation they would come off second-best...!
With scheiss all over their silly faces...
 

annie statton (373)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:41 pm
Noted , thank you
 

John B. (175)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:22 pm
Thanks Dandelion for posting the link to the video.Absolutely amazing! Wonderful woman and a magnificent artist!
Viewed and noted.
 

Mary T. (186)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:48 pm
Thanks Dandelion what an awesome woman.
 

Joan De Chirico (26)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 2:01 pm
Talented, charismatic and so lovable!!!
 

Petra M. (253)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 3:30 pm
Thanks Dandelion, what an awesome women!
 

Edith B. (141)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 10:12 pm
Thanks for posting this one. Now if we could get the same acceptance for trans genders here and every where it would be wonderful!
 

Abdessalam Diab (154)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:03 am
Amazing woman and a very interesting story. It tells a lot. Thanks Cheryl.
 

Marlene Dinkins (235)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:18 pm
noted Dandelion!!!!! what a fantastici storia!!!!! she is amazing grazie per qweste article E per il informazione!!!!!!!
 

Carol Dreeszen (365)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:43 pm
Noted! Thanks Sheryl!!
 

Franco Di Palma (374)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:42 pm
Thank you Sheryl for this and ALL you do. You are amazing.
Franco
 

. (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 2:51 pm
TY Dandelion. Some people are just extra special
 

Marcel Elschot (176)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:03 am
Thanks you for sharing this great story
 

Caitlin Mac Iver (103)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 7:49 am
I hope there will come a time when people truly understand that what makes females and males know their own gender is not what is between their legs or on their chests. There should come a time when this woman's dancing is the real news... and not what her body looked like at one time. We all had different-looking bodies when we were young than the ones we have today...it's just a matter of degree. The person remains within. Thanks for putting this story on C2, Dandelion. It's one way to continue the progress to understanding and appreciating all of us as equals in this life.
 
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