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).

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“If you can't go back to your mother's womb, you'd better learn to be a good fighter.”
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“The sun doesn't just hang on one family's tree”
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“lack of will power leads to more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.”
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