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Min, Anchee 1957-

Overview
Works: 182 works in 959 publications in 33 languages and 17,592 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Personal narratives  Biographies  Autobiographies  Illustrated works  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3563.I4614, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anchee Min
Empress Orchid by Anchee Min( Book )

75 editions published between 2004 and 2021 in 17 languages and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the master of the historical novel, Empress Orchid sweeps readers into the splendid heart of the Forbidden City to tell the fascinating story of a young Chinese concubine who becomes china's last empress. Min introduces the beautiful Tzu Hsi, known as Orchid, and weaves an epic of a country girl who seizes power through seduction, murder, and endless intrigue. When china is threatened by enemies, she alone sees capable of holding her country together. A novel of high drama and lyricism and lavish historical detail, Empress Orchid provides an extraordinary look inside the Forbidden City in its last days of imperial glory and breathes life into one of the most important women in history
Pearl of China : a novel by Anchee Min( Book )

73 editions published between 2009 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 1,820 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
Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min( Book )

79 editions published between 2000 and 2021 in 22 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical novel about the powerful wife of Mao Zedong
The last empress by Anchee Min( Book )

54 editions published between 2006 and 2021 in 11 languages and held by 1,665 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
Wild ginger by Anchee Min( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2021 in 8 languages and held by 1,037 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( )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2020 in English and held by 909 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 Min Anqi( Book )

46 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 9 languages and held by 902 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 )

35 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small southern town of Chin-kiang, in the last days of the 19th 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
China : [people, place, culture, history] by Alison Bailey( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 741 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
Empress Orchid by Anchee Min( )

37 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 691 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 )

16 editions published in 2003 in 5 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his smooth, warm, red face which radiated light in all directions, Chairman Mao Zedong was a fixture in Chinese propaganda posters produced between the birth of the People's Republic in 1949 and the early 1980s. These infamous posters were, in turn, central fixtures in Chinese homes, railway stations, schools, journals, magazines, and just about anywhere else where people were likely to see them. Chairman Mao, portrayed as a stoic superhero (a.k.a. the Great Teacher, the Great Leader, the Great Helmsman, the Supreme Commander), appeared in all kinds of situations (inspecting factories, smoking a cigarette with peasant workers, standing by the Yangzi River in a bathrobe, presiding over the bow of a ship, or floating over a sea of red flags), flanked by strong, healthy, ageless men and "masculinized" women and children wearing baggy, sexless, drab clothing. The goal of each poster was to show the Chinese people what sort of behavior was considered morally correct and how great the future of Communist China would be if everyone followed the same path toward utopia by uniting together. Combining fact and fiction in a way typical of propaganda art, these posters exuded positive vibes and seemed to suggest that Mao was an omnipresent force that would accompany China to happiness and greatness. 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
Chinese propaganda posters : from the collection of Michael Wolf by Anchee Min( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Communist superhero -- 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."--Back cover
Chinese propaganda posters by Anchee Min( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 89 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
Red azalea by Anchee Min( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 79 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 soul haunted by painting = Hua Hun by Shuqin Huang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1920s, a woman painter specializing in nude painting returns from France to China to teach her skills but finds that the art form is being heavily condemned by the general public and the government. In dismay, she leaves her husband several years later and returns to France to pursue her career
Chinese propaganda posters by Anchee Min( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 61 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
A memoir by Anchee Min( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 60 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
La ultima emperatriz by Anchee Min( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 46 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
La ciudad prohibida by Anchee Min( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine : a novel by Anchee Min( Recording )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 36 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
 
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Empress Orchid
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Pearl of China : a novelBecoming Madame MaoThe last empressWild gingerThe last empressKatherineChina : [people, place, culture, history]Empress Orchid
Alternative Names
Anchee Min.

Anchee Min, 1957-

Anchee Min Amerikaans kunstschilderes

Anchee Min chinesisch-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Anchee Min chińsko-amerykańska pisarka

Anchee Min pelukis asal Amerika Serikat

Anchee Min pintor Merikano

Anchee Min scrittrice, pittrice e fotografa cinese

Anchee Min scrittrice, pittrice, fotografa e musicista statunitense

Anči Min

Bin, Anki 1957-

Mim, Anchee

Min, An qi 1957-

Min, Anče 1957-

Min, Anchee

Min, Anchee 1957-

Min, Anchi

Min, Anchi 1957-

Min Anči

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-

انتشى مين

ಅಂಚೇ ಮಿನ

അഞ്ചീ മിൻ

민안치 1957-

アンチー・ミン

アンチー・ミン 中国系アメリカ人の小説家、著述家

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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