|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.