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Anchee Min


Anchee Min

Anchee Min was born in Shanghai in 1957. At 17 she was sent to a labor collective, where a talent scout for Madame Mao's Shanghai Film Studio recruited her to work as a movie actress. She moved to the United States in 1984. Her first memoir, RED AZALEA, was an international bestseller, published in 20 countries. She has since published six novels, including the Richard & Judy choice EMPRESS ORCHID and, most recently, PEARL OF CHINA.

Anchee Min

Books by Anchee Min

by Anchee Min - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In the small southern China town of Chin-kiang, in the last days of the nineteenth century, two young girls bump heads and become thick as thieves. Willow is the only child of a destitute family. Pearl is the headstrong daughter of Christian missionaries-and will grow up to become Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize-winning writer and activist.

by Anchee Min - Biography, Nonfiction

This extraordinary novel tells the stirring, erotically charged story of Madame Mao Zedong, the woman almost universally known as the 'white-boned demon,' whom many hold directly responsible for the excesses of the Cultural Revolution.  Min penetrates the myth surrounding this woman and provides a portrait of a woman driven by ambition, betrayal, and a never-to-be-fulfilled need to be loved.