Huntley, Kristine. Review of Becoming Madame Mao, by Anchee Min. Booklist, March 15, 2000, 1293. Extremely positive review of the novel, which is lauded for its brilliance. Praises Min’s ability to bring to life a complex, demoniac, and yet also very feminine character.
Jolly, Margaretta. “Coming out of the Coming Out Story: Writing Queer Lives.” Sexualities 4, no. 4 (November, 2000): 474-496. Scholarly comparison of Red Azalea to the work of lesbian writer Jan Clausen.
Min, Anchee. “Anchee Min: After the Revolution.” Interview by Roxane Farmanfarmaian. Publishers Weekly 247, 23 (June 5, 2000): 66-67. Interview with Min that offers background information on her life, politics, and worldview.
Quan, Shirley. Review of Becoming Madame Mao, by Anchee Min. Library Journal, March 15, 2000, 128. Remarks on Min’s strong characterization of her historical character, which gives the novel the feeling of a real biography. Corresponds well to Min’s claims that the facts of her novel are all true.
Scott, A. O. “The Re-education of Anchee Min.” The New York Times Magazine, June 18, 2000, 44. Perceptive article outlines Min’s life and work up to the spring of 2000. Based on the author’s visit to Min’s house and his subsequent talk and daylong journey with her and her family. Offers a glimpse at Min’s view of her work and the forces shaping her writing.
Seaman, Donna. Review of Katherine, by Anchee Min. Booklist, April 1, 1995, 1378. Positive review of Min’s first novel.
Smith, Sarah A. Review of Katherine, by Anchee Min. New Statesman and Society, August 25, 1995, 33. Mixed evaluation. Faults Min for overuse of romantic language and false hope. Charges that the style of the novel is too simplistic for its grave subject.
Xu, Wenying. “Agency via Guilt in Anchee Min’s Red Azalea.” MELUS 25, nos. 3/4 (Fall/Winter, 2000): 203-219. Perceptive analysis focusing on Min’s literary reception and her position as a Chinese immigrant in the United States. Concerned with the treatment of ethnic identity by American critics.