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This is a saying that followers of [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/han-han/ Han Han] say (only half) jokingly. The phrase follows the grammatical form of a well known Christian saying, “Believe in Christ and obtain eternal life” (信耶稣得永生 ) that is based on John 3:36 ("He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life.")
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[[File:信韩寒不脑残.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''"Believe in Han Han and you won't be [[brain-damaged]]. (Source: Weibo)'']]
  
[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/04/southern-metropolis-daily-let-us-all-vote-for-han-han/ Han Han] is an author, singer, race car driver, heartthrob, and [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/03/210000-netizens-vote-on-han-hans-blog/ China's most popular blogger]. Han Han's writings are often [http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/mar/25/holes-in-chinas-great-firewall critical of the government] and are occasionally blocked by web censors. Han's writing is often mixed with [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/01/han-han-韩寒-person-of-the-year-2009-and-his-new-magazine/ humor and clever phrases], but also [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2009/02/han-hans-censored-comments-on-cctv-fire/ sharply reveals the hypocrisy of the Party's propaganda] and [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/04/han-han-韩寒-star-of-the-people/ sheds light on other social problems].
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Half-joke, half-invocation invented by fans of the writer-cum-speed-racer [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/han-han/ Han Han]; derived from the saying "believe in Christ and obtain eternal life" (''xìn Yēsū dé yǒngshēng'' 信耶稣得永生), itself based on John 3:36 ("[https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/John-3-36/ He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life]").
  
In 2010, Han Han was included in Time Magazine's list of the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/04/han-han-let-the-sunshine-in/ 100 Most Influential People of 2010].  
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[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/04/southern-metropolis-daily-let-us-all-vote-for-han-han/ Han Han] is a singer, director, race car driver, restaurateur, heartthrob, and for many years China's [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/03/210000-netizens-vote-on-han-hans-blog/ most popular blogger]. A wildly successful high school dropout, he is considered an [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/09/han-han-problem/ icon of youth and nonconformity].
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Han Han's writing has been [http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/mar/25/holes-in-chinas-great-firewall critical of the government], and has occasionally been blocked by web censors. He uses [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/01/han-han-韩寒-person-of-the-year-2009-and-his-new-magazine/ humor] to reveal the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2009/02/han-hans-censored-comments-on-cctv-fire/ hypocrisy of the Party's propaganda] and [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/04/han-han-韩寒-star-of-the-people/ sheds light on social problems]. He rejects the label "[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2016/09/han-han-problem/#rebel rebel]," however, and has also [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/12/han-han-on-freedom-democracy-and-revolution/ opined that China should strive for reform under the current regime], rather than full-fledged democracy.
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CDT has translated several of Han Han's essays, included [[Let the Sunshine In]] and [[The Liberation of Shifang]].
  
 
See also [[believe in the god Ai and be resurrected on the spot]] and [[you understand]].
 
See also [[believe in the god Ai and be resurrected on the spot]] and [[you understand]].

Revision as of 15:25, 22 September 2016

xìn Hán Hán bù nǎocán 信韩寒不脑残

"Believe in Han Han and you won't be brain-damaged. (Source: Weibo)

Half-joke, half-invocation invented by fans of the writer-cum-speed-racer Han Han; derived from the saying "believe in Christ and obtain eternal life" (xìn Yēsū dé yǒngshēng 信耶稣得永生), itself based on John 3:36 ("He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life").

Han Han is a singer, director, race car driver, restaurateur, heartthrob, and for many years China's most popular blogger. A wildly successful high school dropout, he is considered an icon of youth and nonconformity.

Han Han's writing has been critical of the government, and has occasionally been blocked by web censors. He uses humor to reveal the hypocrisy of the Party's propaganda and sheds light on social problems. He rejects the label "rebel," however, and has also opined that China should strive for reform under the current regime, rather than full-fledged democracy.

CDT has translated several of Han Han's essays, included Let the Sunshine In and The Liberation of Shifang.

See also believe in the god Ai and be resurrected on the spot and you understand.

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