Interview with Mingmei Yip on her Novel "Secret of a Thousand Beauties" | Speaking of China

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  1. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary January 30, 2015 at 8:56 am | | Reply

    The novel sounds rather interesting but I have to admit so does the life of the author as she has made many media appearances and has some great hobbies.

  2. Sveta
    Sveta January 30, 2015 at 2:23 pm | | Reply

    Few years ago I read Peach Blossom Pavilion which seemed to me to be the Chinese version of Memoirs of a Geisha, although it was better written and researched. Have to say that for some odd reason I really wasn’t fond of the book, maybe due to the way Chinese men were portrayed in that particular novel? At least my perspective, and I read Memoirs of a Geisha as a teen by the way, and Peach Blossom Pavilion was read in 2012.

  3. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen February 5, 2015 at 12:09 pm | | Reply

    Thank you, Jocelyn and Mingmei, for an excellent interview. I really enjoyed learning more about Mingmei Yip and her new novel. “Secret of a Thousand Beauties” brings together so many interesting things–ghost marriages, 1930s Shanghai, secret affairs and interracial relationships. Wow!

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