Anchee Min

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Anchee Min

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in Shanghai, China
January 14, 1957

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Anchee Min was born in Shanghai in 1957. At seventeen 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 twenty countries. She has since published six novels, including Pearl of China and the forthcoming memoir The Cooked Seed (Bloomsbury, May 7 2013)


Average rating: 3.79 · 38,405 ratings · 3,327 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
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Red Azalea
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 5,457 ratings — published 1993 — 36 editions
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The Last Empress (Empress O...
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Pearl of China
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 4,860 ratings — published 2009 — 23 editions
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Becoming Madame Mao
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Wild Ginger
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 1,418 ratings — published 2001 — 15 editions
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The Cooked Seed: A Memoir
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Katherine
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 563 ratings — published 1995 — 11 editions
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May 2013, Anchee Min
"Her Favorite Immigrant Stories: Change can be both harrowing and freeing in these picks from the memoirist who left Shanghai for Chicago in The Cooked Seed." ...More

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“If you can't go back to your mother's womb, you'd better learn to be a good fighter.”
Anchee Min, Red Azalea

“The sun doesn't just hang on one family's tree”
Anchee Min, Empress Orchid
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“lack of will power leads to more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.”
Anchee Min

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