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Anchee Min was born in Shanghai in 1957. As a child, she became a model member of the Red Guard. At seventeen she was sent to work on a communal farm, from which she was plucked by Madame Mao's associates to become a star of the Chinese propaganda film industry. After the death of Mao in 1976, Anchee Min was disgraced. She left China for the US in 1984; she now lives in California. She is best known for her memoir, Red Azalea.

Photograph © Lei Q. Min

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Anchee Min

Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
Empress Orchid
Anchee Min
Reviewed on Richard and Judy on 15 March 2006. Anchee Min draws a vivid portrait of a flawed yet compelling woman and, through her life, the world of the Chinese court and the sexual and political lives of the royal...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2005

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