Individual Author Record
Name: Anchee MinPen Name: None Genre: Born: Shanghai, China Sites:
Illinois ConnectionAnchee Min hasmoved to Chicago when she came to America in 1984.
Biographical and Professional InformationMin was sent to a labor camp 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. Once here she worked as a waitress, messenger, gallery attendant, and construction worker, and also attended the School of the Art Institute.Min is a painter, photographer, musician, and author who lives in San Francisco and Shanghai.
*''Red Azalea'', Berkley Publishing , 1995*''Katherine'', Putnam Publishing Group, 1995*''Becoming Madame Mao'', Mariner Book, 2001*''Wild Ginger'', Mariner Book, 2004*''Empress Orchid '', Houghton Mifflin, 2004*''The Last Empress,'' Bloomsbury Publishing, 2008*''Pearl of China: A Novel'', Bloomsbury Publishing, 2010