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: 3.81 · 48,251 ratings · 3,902 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
Empress Orchid (Empress Orc...

3.87 avg rating — 18,482 ratings — published 2003 — 54 editions
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Red Azalea

3.83 avg rating — 6,820 ratings — published 1993 — 42 editions
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The Last Empress (Empress O...

3.79 avg rating — 6,816 ratings — published 2007 — 36 editions
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Pearl of China

3.80 avg rating — 6,354 ratings — published 2009 — 25 editions
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Becoming Madame Mao

3.55 avg rating — 3,800 ratings — published 2000 — 33 editions
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Wild Ginger

3.68 avg rating — 1,720 ratings — published 2001 — 16 editions
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The Cooked Seed: A Memoir

3.68 avg rating — 1,618 ratings — published 2013 — 18 editions
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Katherine

3.62 avg rating — 660 ratings — published 1995 — 13 editions
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4.24 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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La ciudad prohibida

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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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