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Literary Lunchtime with Anchee Min (Pearl of China) in conversation with Emily Parker

Pearl of China by Anchee Min (Bloomsbury USA, 2010)

Welcome to the first of a new series of lunch time author programs at Asia Society. Enjoy a reading and discussion with author Anchee Min on the publication of her latest book, Pearl of China, a novel inspired by the life of the writer Pearl Buck. Anchee Min was born in Shanghai and while a teenager during the Cultural Revolution, she was ordered to denounce Pearl S. Buck as an American imperialist.

Min will be joined in a conversation with Emily Parker, Arthur Ross Center on U.S.-China Relations Fellow. Followed by a book sale and signing. Books available at AsiaStore.org.

Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch. Complimentary tea will be served.

Anchee Min was born in Shanghai and grew up during the Cultural Revolution. At 17 years old she was sent to a labor collective, where a talent scout for Madam Mao's Shanghai Film Studio recruited her to work as an actress in propaganda films. Min moved to the United States in 1984. Her first book, the memoir Red Azalea, became an international bestseller. Her other novels include Empress Orchid and The Last Empress, set during the last years of Imperial China; and Katherine, Becoming Madame Mao, and Wild Ginger, set during the Cultural Revolution and its aftermath.

Emily Parker, Arthur Ross Center on U.S.-China Relations Fellow is working on a book about the Internet and democracy. She has worked for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and has written extensively about China and Japan for the Wall Street Journal.

Based in New York, China, and around the world, Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations fellows contribute significant research in the areas of U.S.-China relations, journalism and new media, and environment. The annual Arthur Ross Fellowship is based at the Asia Society headquarters in New York.

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Ticket Details & Brown-Bag Lunch Option
Free for Asia Society and AAWW members; $10 non-members; $5 students with ID; $5 seniors.

Add a brown bag lunch for $10 members; $20 non-members; $15 students with ID; $15 seniors. Lunch option orders must be received by noon 4/21/10. Please contact 212-517-2742 if vegetarian option is required.

This event will also be a free live video webcast from 12:30 to 2:00 pm ET on AsiaSociety.org. Online viewers are encouraged to submit their questions to [email protected].


Event Details

Fri 23 Apr 2010
8:30am - 10:00am

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Free for Asia Society and AAWW members; $10 Non-Members; $5 Students with ID; $5 Seniors. See description for details on brown-bag lunch option!