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Anchee Min (閔安琪 born 1957) is a painter, photographer, musician, and author who lives in Los Angeles and Shanghai. Min's memoir, Red Azalea, and her subsequent novels are either semiautobiographical or reflect a particular time in Chinese history with an emphasis on strong female characters. 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A painter is a person who paints woodwork, walls, etc. ... This is a list of notable photographers in the art, documentary and fashion traditions. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish; Los Ángeles) is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ... Alternate meanings: See Shanghai (disambiguation) Shanghai (Chinese: 上海; pinyin: shàng hǎi; Shanghainese IPA: /zɑ̃ hɛ/) is Chinas largest city and is situated on the banks of the Chang Jiang delta. ... As a literary genre, a memoir forms a subclass of autobiography. ... Red Azalea is the memoir of Chinese-American Anchee Min (born 1957). ... DeFoes Robinson Crusoe, Newspaper edition published in 1719 A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... An autobiography (from the Greek auton, self, bios, life and graphein, write) is a biography written by the subject or composed conjointly with a collaborative writer (styled as told to or with). The term dates from the late eighteenth century, but the form is much older. ... China is the worlds oldest continuous major civilization, with written records dating back about 3,500 years and with 5,000 years being commonly used by Chinese as the age of their civilization. ... Female symbol Female is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces egg cells. ...

Born in Shanghai, Min was sent to a labor camp at seventeen where she was discovered by talent scouts. She worked as an actress at the Shanghai Film Studio and came to the United States in 1984 with the help of actress Joan Chen. A labor camp is a simplified detention facility where inmates are engaged in penal labor. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joan Chen Joan Chong Chen, (Chinese: 陳冲; Pinyin: ; Cantonese: 陳沖/Chan Chung) (born April 26, 1961, in Shanghai, China) is an actress and film director. ...


Red Azalea (1994; a New York Times Notable Book) Major Lesbian Red Azalea is the memoir of Chinese-American Anchee Min (born 1957). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... Katherine is the first novel by Anchee Min. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Becoming Madame Mao is a historical novel by Anchee Min detailing the life of one of Jiang Qing. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External link

  • http://www.barclayagency.com/min.html

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a face that grows into a mask: a symptomatic reading of Anchee Min's Red Azalea.(Critical Essay) - Encyclopedia.com (8412 words)
In Min's case, however, what could initially be a strategy of survival has been transformed into a willing choice, and what could at first be the common practice of wearing a mask has given her face a chance to grow into it.
Min becomes a living testimony to what Hannah Arendt calls "the banality of evil." Like Adolf Eichmann, the functionary of the Nazi regime, Min shows how pathetically comic such a figure is. Like Eichmann, she is driven by the most commonplace motivations: ambition, vanity, and hunger for power.
Anchee Min is not unaware of the huge gap between herself and the general Chinese public in their views of Jiang Qing, who was directly responsible for the death of thousands and the ruin of hundreds of thousands.
Seattle Arts & Lectures - Anchee Min (842 words)
Anchee Min was born in Shanghai in 1957, the eldest of four children.
Min was demoted to a menial position at the film studio, working fourteen-hour days as a set hand.
Min emigrated to the United States in 1984 knowing only a few words of English, which she had memorized for the immigration officials.
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