Anchee Min


Anchee Min was born in Shanghai, China on January 14th, 1957 and is the Memoirist. At the age of 67, Anchee Min biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 14, 1957
United States
Place of Birth
Shanghai, China
67 years old
Zodiac Sign
Musician, Novelist, Painter, Photographer, Writer
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Anchee Min Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Qigu Jiang ​(divorced)​, Lloyd Lofthouse ​ ​(m. 1999; div. 2015)​
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Anchee Min Life

Anchee Min or Min Anqi (born in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese-American author who lives in San Francisco and Shanghai.

Red Azalea and The Cooked Seed: A Memoir are two memoirs by Minalea, as well as six historical books.

Her fiction emphasizes strong female characters, such as Jiang Qing, the wife of chairman Mao Zedong, and Empress Dowager Cixi, China's last emperors.


Min was born in Shanghai on January 14, 1957. Both teachers were educated. When the Cultural Revolution began, she was nine years old. She was a member of the Little Red Guards as a child and was required to alert her trusted tutor, who had been accused of being an anti-Maoist, to the authorities.

When Min was 17, she was sent to a labour farm near the East China Sea, where she lived in gruesome conditions and worked 18 hours a day. She sustained a spinal cord injury at some point. She began an affair with the commander of her camp, a woman named Yin, although she attributed the affair mainly to sadness.

Min was discovered by a team of talent scouts from the Shanghai Film Studio and was chosen to perform her best "proletarian good looks" at the collective farm. She would eventually appear in a propaganda film based on Madame Mao's. However, the film was never finished. Min was ostracized and treated poorly after Mao Zedong's death and Jiang Qing's fall. She was depressed and considered suicide. Min obtained a passport and applied to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with the help of her niece, actress Joan Chen, and the sponsorship of her aunt who lives in Singapore. She then migrated to the United States. She was almost deported when it was discovered that she did not speak English when she first arrived in the country, despite what she had prepared on her visa application. Nonetheless, she was able to convince the immigration officer to allow her to enter the country.

Min worked five jobs at the same time and learned English by watching Sesame Street.

Qiang Jiang, a Chinese artist, was Min's first husband. Lauryann, their daughter, attended Stanford University, was their daughter. Min herself says she "lured [Qi] into marriage, becoming pregnant by him, even though she knew she did not want a child" and that their marriage fell apart.

Lloyd Lofthouse, a retired teacher and writer, died in 1999. She filed for divorce in 2014 and it was finally announced in 2015.

Min obtained a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. M.F.A. and M.F.A. Fine Arts is a magazine published in Fine Arts.