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Han Han: The Problem With Me

Shanghai-born blogger, author, director, singer, restaurateur, and race car driver Han Han published his first essay while still in junior high school in 2000. After dropping out of high school, he published his first book (a satire on education in the PRC called “Triple...

Han Han: This Generation

Helen Gao introduces the newly released English version of Han Han’s book, “This Generation”. At Los Angeles Review of Books: Han’s latest book (and first in English), This Generation: Dispatches from China’s...

A Good Year for Chinese-English Translation

At Paper Republic, Nicky Harman celebrates a good year for Chinese-to-English translations, listing twenty books published—mostly—in 2012. OK, I’ve cheated a bit – three of the publications below are poetry, and two others come...

Han Han: ‘Why Aren’t You Grateful?’

In the New York Review of Books, Ian Johnson critiques a new book of translated essays by Han Han, This Generation: Dispatches from China’s Most Popular Literary Star (and Race Car Driver), and looks at the limits of his...

Han Han Denounces Violent Anti-Japanese Protests

As anti-Japanese protests continue to heat up in China, well-known Chinese blogger Han Han took to Weibo to denounce violent acts such as smashing Japanese-made cars. Liz Carter and David Wertime at Tea Leaf Nation summarize...

The Most Famous Blogger You’ve Never Heard Of

In the Atlantic, Jeffrey Wasserstrom looks at the work of Han Han and asks why he isn’t a household name in the West, despite being perhaps the world’s most popular blogger: Han Han is a big deal in China — and...

Has China’s Young Jedi Joined the Dark Side?

Han Han, the most famous blogger in China, recently sealed a deal with massive Chinese Internet company Tencent and founded an e-journal, One. This is his third attempt at creating a journal. Compared with his previous work,...

Sina Weibo “User Contracts” Go Live

The New York Times reports that Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo has rolled out “user contracts” with a points-based system to better facilitate the monitoring and punishment of inappropriate comments by its 300...

Flame War: Novelist vs Fraud Buster

Danwei’s Joel Martinson chronicles the war of words between author-blogger-racing driver Han Han and merciless scientific fraud slayer Fang Zhouzi. Battle lines have been drawn, with writers, publishers, cartoonists and...

Han Han: My 2011 (Updated)

ChinaHush has translated an essay by race car driver and superstar blogger Han Han in which he reflects on his past year and a transformation in his writing: After a long time of thinking, I gradually began to feel that the good...

Writers Sue Apple for Copyright Violation

A group of writers including Han Han and Murong Xuecun is suing Apple in the latest of a string of legal battles over ebook piracy. The company is accused of having failed to block the sale of unauthorised ebook apps, and of...

Han Han on Freedom, Democracy and Revolution

Superstar blogger and race car driver Han Han has written three essays on the topics of freedom, democracy and revolution, which have stirred up debate in Chinese cyberspace. The New York Times blog explains: While urging the...

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