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.

Book Tour Schedule

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:

United States
Barnes & Noble
Powell’s Books, Portland, OR
Politics and Prose, Washington D.C.

Covers for The Cooked Seed Book Trailers page

United Kingdom

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