a mini-film series in the making —
Anchee Min on memoir The Cooked Seed – 6:22 min.
Good Morning America Interview – 2:56 min.
In 1994, Anchee Min made her literary debut with Red Azalea, her memoir of growing up in China during the violent trauma of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. That memoir ended as she left her homeland in 1984 to the United States and a new life.
British Book Award Nomination – 1:45 min.
Nearly twenty years later, Anchee has written the next chapter, The Cooked Seed.
Why I didn’t want a daughter – 3:36 min.
A daughter’s gift to mom – 1:40 min.
Hiding the Truth – 2:46 min.
Daughter, Laborer and Ballerina – 2:20 min.
Anchee Min’s Paintings – 1:59 min.
Anchee Min’s Film – 1:12 min.
Singing Chinese Opera with Daughter – 1:41 min.
Lauryann’s American Childhood – 3:05 min.
Self-taught Swan Lake
Salsa at Stanford
Dancing The Dying Swan
Where to Buy The Cooked Seed:
Barnes & Noble
Powell’s Books, Portland, OR
Politics and Prose, Washington D.C.
US [on left] and UK book covers