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Min, Anchee 1957-

Works: 146 works in 580 publications in 18 languages and 19,464 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Personal narratives  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Biography 
Classifications: PS3563.I4614, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Anchee Min
Empress Orchid by Anchee Min ( Book )
33 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 2,582 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 )
28 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Indonesian and held by 2,024 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 )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,978 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 )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biographical novel about the powerful wife of Mao Zedong
Wild ginger by Anchee Min ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,221 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 ( )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,214 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 )
30 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 1,094 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 )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,030 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 ( )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 964 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 )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Wolf's propaganda poster collection
De laatste keizerin by Anchee Min ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oorspr. titel: The last empress (2007)
Chinese propaganda posters by Anchee Min ( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 94 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."--[P.] 4
Keizerin Orchidee by Anchee Min ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Dutch and held by 93 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
Parel van China by Anchee Min ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tegen de achtergrond van politieke en sociale ontwikkelingen worden de 'Chinese' jaren van de Amerikaanse schrijfster Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) beschreven middels haar vriendschap met een (fictieve) strijdbare Chinese vrouw
Madame Mao by Anchee Min ( Book )
26 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografischer Roman über das Leben Jiang Qings (Jg. 1919), der Frau Mao Tsetungs, die in ihrem Land zum Vorbild für eine ganze Generation avancierte
Red azalea by Anchee Min ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 81 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
La ciudad prohibida by Anchee Min ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rode Azalea by Anchee Min ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in Danish and Dutch and held by 59 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 )
5 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, 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
Wilde Gember by Anchee Min ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het leven van drie jonge mensen in China neemt ten tijde van de Culturele Revolutie een dramatische wending
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Alternative Names
Anchee Min.
Bin, Anki 1957-
Mim, Anchee
Min, Anče 1957-
Min, Anchee
Min, Anchi
Min, Ann Chee 1957-
Mina, Enčī 1957-
Мин, Анчи 1957-
מין, אנצ׳י 1957-
ビン, アンキ 1957-
ミン, アンチー
閔, 安? 1957-
閔, 安琪
English (252)
Spanish (27)
German (18)
Danish (14)
Italian (13)
Dutch (13)
Polish (10)
French (7)
Vietnamese (2)
Indonesian (2)
Hungarian (2)
Russian (1)
Finnish (1)
Portuguese (1)
Romanian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Hebrew (1)
Norwegian (1)