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University Libraries' Annual Gregory and Rosalind Terry Lecture

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Chinese-American author, painter, photographer, and musician Anchee Min will present the second annual Gregory and Rosalind Terry Lecture. The annual Terry Lecture is endowed by Loyola alumni John and Terese Terry of San Francisco in memory of their late children Gregory and Rosalind. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Loyola University Chicago Libraries.

There is no admission charge and the program is open to the public. A book signing will follow Ms. Min’s presentation.

About the author
Anchee Min, born in Shanghai in 1957, has published a memoir, Red Azalea, and six historical novels, the latest of which is Pearl of China, a fictionalized account of a friendship between Nobel Prize-winning author and activist, Pearl S. Buck and a young Chinese girl in a small South China town. A second memoir, the sequel to Red Azalea, describes her move to America and her early years here. The Cooked Seed, is due to be published on May 7, 2013.

Growing up during the Cultural Revolution in 1970’s Red China, she was sent to a labor camp at age 17 where she was discovered by talent scouts. She worked as an actress in propaganda movies at the Shanghai Film Studio and came to the United States in 1984 with the help of actress Joan Chen. She spoke no English when she arrived in Chicago, but within six months had taught herself the language in part by watching “Sesame Street” and “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” on American television.
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Date & Location
Date: 4/24/2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Information Commons
Lake Shore Campus


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