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Min, Anchee 1957-

Works: 115 works in 752 publications in 30 languages and 18,849 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Political fiction  Personal narratives  Historical fiction  Biography  Autobiographies  Bildungsromans  Drama 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PS3563.I4614, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anchee Min
Empress Orchid by Anchee Min( Book )

42 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Thai and held by 2,351 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 )

57 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small southern China town of Chin-kiang, two young girls bump heads and become thick as thieves. Willow is the only child of a destitute family. Pearl is the headstrong daughter of zealous Christian missionaries. She will grow up to become Pearl S. Buck, the Nobel Prize-winning writer and activist, but for now she is just a girl embarrassed by her blonde hair and enchanted by her new Chinese friend
The last empress by Anchee Min( Book )

61 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the nineteenth century China is rocked by foreign attacks and local rebellions. The only constant is the power wielded by one woman, Tzu Hsi, also known as Empress Orchid, who must face the perilous condition of her empire and devastating personal losses. In this sequel to the bestselling "Empress Orchid", Anchee Min brings to life one of the most important figures in Chinese history, a very human leader who sacrifices all she has to protect both those she loves and her doomed empire
Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min( Book )

70 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,141 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
The last empress by Anchee Min( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,095 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 )

46 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,018 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 )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 939 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( )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 826 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 )

69 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 232 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
Chinese propaganda posters by Anchee Min( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 103 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 79 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
Red azalea by Anchee Min( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 64 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
A memoir by Anchee Min( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 57 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
Rode Azalea by Anchee Min( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in Danish and Dutch and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografische relaas van een jonge vrouw die opgroeit in communistisch China tijdens de Culturele Revolutie
Katherine : a novel by Anchee Min( Recording )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 45 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 44 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 22 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 20 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
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Empress Orchid
Alternative Names
Anchee Min.

Anchee Min Amerikaans kunstschilderes

Anchee Min chinesisch-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Anchee Min chińsko-amerykańska pisarka

Anchee Min pelukis asal Amerika Serikat

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-

ಅಂಚೇ ಮಿನ

അഞ്ചീ മിൻ


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