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Min, Anchee 1957-

Overview
Works: 97 works in 704 publications in 31 languages and 19,075 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Personal narratives  Historical fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Bildungsromans  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PS3563.I4614, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anchee Min
Pearl of China : a novel by Anchee Min( Book )

54 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,113 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 )

57 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empress Orchid, a small-town woman rises to power through sexual seduction and even murder to become Empress of China. This book chronicles Orchid's rule as she raises two sons to be emperors and confronts the Boxer Rebellion
Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min( Book )

67 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 20 languages and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,165 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 1,112 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 )

44 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 11 languages and held by 1,033 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 )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 959 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 852 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 )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together a selection of colorful propaganda artworks and cultural artifacts from photographer Michael Wolf's vast collection of Chinese propaganda posters, many of which are now extremely rare. Michael Wolf has lived in Hong Kong for eight years and works as a photographer for Stern. He collects posters and photographs from the period of the Cultural Revolution till today"--Publisher description
La ciudad prohibida by Anchee Min( Book )

66 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een aristocratisch meisje van zeventien wordt rond 1850 gedwongen een van de vele concubines van de keizer van China te worden en weet zich op te werken in deze positie
Red azalea by Anchee Min( Book )

60 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 188 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 )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 98 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 soul haunted by painting = Hua Hun by Nan Shi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yu-liang leaves a brothel in a small Chinese town, to become the second wife of Mr. Pan. While Pan is away at the revolution in Yunnan, Yu-liang learns to paint and takes art classes at the Shanghai Art Institute, until it is closed for painting nudes. Because she cannot bear him a son, Yu-liang leaves Pan to his first wife, and studies art in Paris, where she wins an award for a nude self-portrait. She returns to join Pan in Nanking in the 1930's, and becomes a Professor until it is discovered that she came from a brothel. She returns to Paris to live the rest of her life there, and finally gains a major exhibition of her work
A memoir by Anchee Min( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 49 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 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young American woman comes to China to teach English, 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 36 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 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het levensverhaal van de laatste echtgenote van Mao Zedong, de voormalige actrice en operazangeres Jiang Ching (1914-1991)
A novel by Anchee Min( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an evocation of the woman who married Chairman Mao and fought to succeed him. The unwanted daughter of a concubine, she refused to have her feet bound, ran away to join an opera troupe and eventually met Mao Zedong in the mountains of Yenan
Vrouwen in China : drie romans by Anchee Min( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooked seed by Anchee Min( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 7 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. Twenty 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. With the help of actress Joan Chen, Anchee applies to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She shows a portfolio of her self-taught brush paintings at the US consulate and is granted an entry visa, but once in America, Anchee finds she is on her own, forced to survive by her wits and indomitable spirit. She teaches herself English by watching Sesame Street, has five jobs at once sleeps in unheated rooms in desolate neighbourhoods. As well as her struggle to understand her new country - the food, the warm showers - Anchee suffers rape, collapses from exhaustion, marries poorly and divorces after giving birth to her daughter, Lauryann. Despite her tough, lonely journey, Anchee finds that it is Lauryann who will save her and root her, finally, in America. As a child, Anchee understood herself as a mere 'bolt on the great machine that was Communism'; in America she learns how to succeed in a radically different culture despite bitter hardships and countless setbacks. The Cooked Seed is an unforgettable story
 
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Pearl of China : a novel
Alternative Names
Anchee Min.

Anchee Min Amerikaans kunstschilderes

Anchee Min chinesisch-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Anchee Min chińsko-amerykańska pisarka

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

אנצ'י מין אמנית אמריקאית

מין, אנצ׳י 1957-

അഞ്ചീ മിൻ

アンチー・ミン

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

闵安琪 1957-

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