Anchee Min — Surviving the Religion of Mao
September 13, 2007

Author Anchee Min has won acclaim for her memoir of growing up in China under Mao Zedong. She's also written several works of fiction in which she explores the human hunger to survive against extreme social brutality. In this conversation, Anchee Min tells us what she learned about the human spirit in the forced labor camp in which she spent her teenage years, and how she's found healing in America.

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Mao Is the Reddest Sun

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Anchee Min

Born in Shanghai in 1957, Min came to the United States in 1984. She's the author of several books, including her memoir Red Azalea and, most recently, The Last Empress, a sequel to Empress Orchid.

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Host/Producer: Krista Tippett

Executive Producer: Bill Buzenberg

Managing Producer: Kate Moos

Senior Producer: Mitch Hanley

Associate Producer: Colleen Scheck

Associate Producer: Jody Abramson

Web Producer: Trent Gilliss

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