Jin Xing

Chinese ballerina, modern dancer, choreographer and actress

Jin Xing or Gim Seong (Chinese:金星;Korean:김성; born August 13, 1967 in Shenyang, Liaoning) is a Chinese ballerina, modern dancer, choreographer, actress, and owner of the contemporary dance company "Shanghai Jin Xing Dance Theatre". Although usually credited as Jing Xing, the proper pinyin spelling is Jin Xing. She is one of the first and most recognizable trans women in the Chinese media.

Jin Xing in 2017


  • This city is a completely female city. Female town. Beijing is male. All rough and politics. Shanghai is more delicate. Money talks. Beautiful. I had enough rough. I need details. Specially because (I am) a lady. I need city.
    • Cited in: SanSan Kwan, Kinesthetic City: Dance and Movement in Chinese Urban Spaces, 2013 p. xxx; Talking about Shanghai
    • Text originate from a French-made documentary, where "Jin herself associated her (definitely female) identity with the city" of Shanghai.
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