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Anchee Min


Born
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). ...more

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3.83 avg rating — 9,792 ratings — published 1993 — 53 editions
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The Last Empress (Empress O...

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Pearl of China

3.85 avg rating — 8,187 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Becoming Madame Mao

3.56 avg rating — 4,838 ratings — published 2000 — 41 editions
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The Cooked Seed: A Memoir

3.75 avg rating — 2,188 ratings — published 2013 — 21 editions
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Wild Ginger

3.70 avg rating — 2,201 ratings — published 2001
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Katherine

3.62 avg rating — 826 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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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.”
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