Biography

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 - Memoir, Nonfiction

In 1994, Anchee Min made her literary debut with RED AZALEA, a memoir of growing up in China during the violent trauma of the Cultural Revolution. Twenty years later, Min returns to the story of her own life to give us the next chapter --- an immigrant story that takes her from the shocking deprivations of her homeland to the sudden bounty of the promised land of America, without language, money, or a clear path.

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.