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Min, Anchee 1957-

Works: 81 works in 575 publications in 30 languages and 19,010 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Political fiction  Personal narratives  Biographical fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Pictorial works  Aerial photographs  Art 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PS3563.I4614, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anchee Min
Empress Orchid by Anchee Min( Book )

67 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional portrait of the last empress of China follows Orchid, a beautiful teenager from an aristocratic family, who is chosen to become a low-ranking concubine of the emperor and rises to a position of power in the Chinese court
Pearl of China : a novel by Anchee Min( Book )

53 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small southern town of Chin-kiang, in the last days of the nineteenth century, young Willow and young Pearl S. Buck, the headstrong daughter of zealous Christian missionaries, bump heads and embark on a friendship that will sustain both of them through one of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history
The last empress by Anchee Min( Book )

41 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The last decades of the nineteenth century were a violent period in China's history, marked by humiliating foreign incursions and domestic rebellions and ending in the demise of the Ch'ing Dynasty. The only constant during this tumultuous time was the power wielded by one woman, the resilient, ever-resourceful Tsu Hsi-or Empress Orchid, as readers came to know her in Anchee Min's critically acclaimed, best-selling novel covering her rise to power. The Last Empress is the story of Orchid's dramatic transition from a strong-willed, instinctive young woman to a wise and politically savvy leader who ruled China for more than four decades. In this concluding volume Min gives us a compelling, very human leader who assumed power reluctantly and sacrificed all to protect those she loved and an empire that was doomed to die
Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min( Book )

67 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 20 languages and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical novel about the powerful wife of Mao Zedong
Wild ginger by Anchee Min( Book )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautiful, iron-willed Wild Ginger is only in elementary school when we first meet her, but already she has been singled out by the Red Guards for her "foreign-colored eyes." Her classmate Maple is also a target of persecution. It is through the quieter, more skeptical Maple, a less than ardent Maoist whose father is languishing in prison for a minor crime, that we see this story to its tragic end. The Red Guards have branded Wild Ginger's deceased father a traitor and eventually drive her mother to a gruesome suicide, but she fervently embraces Maoism to save her spirit. She rises quickly through the ranks and is held up as a national model for Maoism. Wild Ginger now has everything, even a young man who vies for her heart. But Mao's prohibition on romantic love places her in an untenable position. Into this sexually charged situation steps Maple, creating an uneasy triangle that Min has portrayed with keen psychological insight and her characteristic gift for lyrical eroticism. In Anchee Min's previous three books she returned again and again to the devastating experience of the Cultural Revolution, which defined her youth. Here, in this slim but powerful novel, she gives us a moving story that goes closer to the core of that experience than anything she has written before, and brilliantly delineates the psychological and sexual perversion of those times. Ultimately, WILD GINGER has the clean lines of a parable, the poignancy of a coming-of-age novel, the sexiness of a French blue movie, and the sadness of a truly tragic love story
The last empress by Anchee Min( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late 19th-century China is a tumultuous land beset by warring enemies--both from beyond its borders and within the fabled walls of the Forbidden City. When her son and adopted son each succumb to early deaths, Orchid reluctantly assumes greater power. While foreign nations like Japan, Russia, France, and England fight for their share of the Chinese spoils, Orchid sees her nation divide into opposing factions. Struggling against sexism and insurgence, only she can keep China from tearing itself apart
Katherine by Anchee Min( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 10 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sexy American girl's unfortunate stay in China. In Shanghai to teach English, Katherine freely dispenses of her sensuality, her ideas on makeup, individual rights and free love. Her students lap it up and get into trouble while Katherine is deported. By the author of Red Azalea
Pearl of China : a novel by Anchee Min( Recording )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arriving in late 19th-century China with her missionary parents, Pearl Buck is soon fascinated by her new home and strikes up a friendship with a young Chinese girl named Willow. The two become inseparable even as civil war, failed relationships, and world conflicts threaten all they hold dear
Empress Orchid by Anchee Min( )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Orchid belongs to an aristocratic family that has fallen on hard times. Unexpectedly, she is chosen as one of the emperor's lesser concubines. Within the Forbidden City are thousands of women hoping to bear the emperor a son and become his empress. Orchid, determined and resourceful, schemes her way into the royal bed and seduces the emperor. But as the opium trade erodes the might of the Ch'ing dynasty, Orchid find herself at the center of a crumbling nation
Chinese propaganda posters by Anchee Min( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Wolf's propaganda poster collection
Red azalea by Anchee Min( Book )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a blazing, erotic and often heart-rendingly truthful portrait of growing up during China's cultural revolution. Min, a painter, film-maker and photographer, left China for America in 1984
Chinese propaganda posters by Anchee Min( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Communist superheo - Mao's starring role in Chinese propaganda art. Over 300 posters produced during the rule of Chairman Mao to promote Communist values and to portray the bright future of the People's Republic of China. With essays examining the history of Chinese propaganda and the experience of living in Mao's China."--Page [] 4
A memoir by Anchee Min( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, Anchee Min published 'Red Azalea', a memoir of growing up during the violent trauma of the Cultural Revolution. It became an international bestseller. 20 years later, Min returns to give us the next chapter, as she moves from the shocking deprivations of her homeland to the sudden bounty of the promised land of America, without language, money or a clear path
Katherine a novel by Anchee Min( Recording )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young American woman comes to China to teach English, encountering a generation steeped in the brutality of the Cultural Revolution. Katherine's auburn hair, her alluring free spirit, and the tantalizing energies of Western culture embodied in her Beatles recordings awaken a latent eroticism in the men and women she meets, inspiring a doomed love triangle whose consequences are insidious and tragic
Chinese propaganda posters by Anchee Min( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus van de Sammlung Michael Wolf, bestaande uit affiches die afkomstig zijn uit de Volksrepubliek China en waarmee in de jaren van Mao's regeerperiode politieke agitatie en propaganda bedreven werd
Mevrouw Mao by Anchee Min( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Dutch and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het levensverhaal van de laatste echtgenote van Mao Zedong, de voormalige actrice en operazangeres Jiang Ching (1914-1991)
Vrouwen in China : drie romans by Anchee Min( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De laatste keizerin by Anchee Min( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinds de dood van de keizer van China in 1861 wordt de keizerin-weduwe steeds machtiger als regentes voor haar zoon
Cesarica Orhideja by Anchee Min( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kejserinde Orkide styrer det kæmpestore rige for sin søn. Udadtil er der store politiske udfordringer med Japan, Rusland og Vesten, og indadtil er der magtkampe og intriger i Den Forbudte By og kærligheden til sønnen
China : [people, place, culture, history] by Tom Carter( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an overview of the history, people, culture, art, and commerce of China, and includes an exploration of the social, economic, and political changes affecting the country, in a book with hundreds of photographs and illustrations
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Empress Orchid
Alternative Names
Anchee Min.

Anchee Min Amerikaans kunstschilderes

Anchee Min chinesisch-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Anchee Min scrittrice, pittrice e fotografa cinese

Anči Min

Bin, Anki 1957-

Mim, Anchee

Min, An qi 1957-

Min, Anče 1957-

Min, Anchee

Min, Anchee 1957-

Min, Anchi

Min, Ann Chee 1957-

Min, Anqi 1957-

Mina, Enčī 1957-

Мин, Анчи 1957-

אנצ'י מין

מין, אנצ׳י 1957-


ビン, アンキ 1957-

ミン, アンチー

閔, 安? 1957-

閔, 安琪

闵, 安琪 1957-


闵安琪 1957-

Pearl of China : a novelThe last empressBecoming Madame MaoWild gingerThe last empressKatherineEmpress OrchidChinese propaganda posters