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Anchee Min (閔安琪; Mǐn Ānqí; born January 14, 1957) is a Chinese-American painter, photographer, musician, and author who lives in San Francisco and Shanghai. Min has published a memoir, Red Azalea, and six historical novels. Her fiction emphasizes strong female characters, such as Jiang Qing, the wife of Chairman Mao Zedong, and Empress Dowager Cixi, the last ruling empress of China.
Born in Shanghai on January 14, 1957, Min was sent to a collective farm at age 17, where she was discovered by talent scouts. She worked as an actress at the Shanghai Film Studio and went to the United States in 1984 with the help of actress Joan Chen. She is married to author Lloyd Lofthouse.
- Katherine (1995)
- Becoming Madame Mao (2001). Based on the life of Jiang Qing, the last wife of Mao Zedong.
- Wild Ginger (2002)
- Empress Orchid (2004)
- The Last Empress (2007). Based on the life of Ci Xi, the late 19th and early 20th century Qing dynasty Empress Dowager.
- Pearl of China (2010). Inspired by the life of Pearl S. Buck as a girl and young woman in China.
- "Biography: Anchee Min" at Bookreporter.com
- Official website
- "Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City, Iowa, April 2010 interview audio file". Retrieved 2010-05-20.
- "Powell's Books Author Interviews: Anchee Min". Archived from the original on 18 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
- Wang, Annie (1999). "Anchee Min's Passionate World".
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