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Min, Anchee 1957-

Works: 97 works in 594 publications in 27 languages and 19,610 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Personal narratives  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Art 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.I4614, 813.54
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Empress Orchid by Anchee Min( Book )
68 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,702 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
The last empress by Anchee Min( Book )
46 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 2,179 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
Pearl of China : a novel by Anchee Min( Book )
39 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,171 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
Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,906 libraries worldwide
A biographical novel about the powerful wife of Mao Zedong
Wild ginger by Anchee Min( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,288 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( file )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,220 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 )
39 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 11 languages and held by 1,113 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( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,044 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( file )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 963 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 284 libraries worldwide
Michael Wolf's propaganda poster collection
Red azalea by Anchee Min( Book )
52 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 193 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
Madame Mao by Anchee Min( Book )
42 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 18 languages and held by 136 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
Chinese propaganda posters by Anchee Min( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 95 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 86 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
Katherine a novel by Anchee Min( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 43 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
Mevrouw Mao by Anchee Min( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Oorspronkelijke titel: Becoming Madam Mao. Biografie van Jiang Ching
Vrouwen in China : drie romans by Anchee Min( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 30 libraries worldwide
L'imperatrice orchidea : romanzo by Anchee Min( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 30 libraries worldwide
"The setting is China's Forbidden City in the last days of its imperial glory, a vast complex of palaces and gardens run by thousands of eunuchs and encircled by a wall in the center of Peking. In this highly ordered place - tradition-bound, ruled by strict etiquette, rife with political and erotic tension - the Emperor, "the Son of Heaven," performs two duties: he must rule the court and conceive an heir. To achieve the latter, tradition provides a stupendous hierarchy of hundreds of wives and concubines. It is as a minor concubine that the beautiful Tzu Hsi, known as Orchid as a girl, enters the Forbidden City at the age of seventeen."
a memoir by Anchee Min( Book )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 26 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
Nữ hoàng cuó̂i cùng = Last empress by Anchee Min( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Vietnamese and held by 20 libraries worldwide
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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 (264)
Spanish (38)
Polish (28)
German (23)
Italian (19)
Danish (18)
Dutch (15)
French (12)
Romanian (7)
Russian (7)
Vietnamese (5)
Hebrew (5)
Catalan (5)
Indonesian (4)
Czech (4)
Japanese (4)
Serbian (3)
Portuguese (2)
Finnish (2)
Hungarian (2)
Norwegian (2)
Croatian (1)
Persian (1)
Korean (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Slovenian (1)
Thai (1)
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