This Generation: Dispatches from China's Most Popular Literary Star (and Race Car Driver)

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$16.00
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.8 X 0.9 X 8.9 inches | 0.83 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781451660012
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About the Author

Han Han was born in Shanghai. Not only is he a bestselling author, magazine editor, and blogger, but he is also a race car driver. In recent years, he has won many championships in top racing events, including the China Rally Championship and the China Touring Car Championship. In 2010, he was named GQ Person of the Year and included on Time magazine's World's Most Influential People list.In 2000, Han published his novel Triple Gate, which has sold over two million copies in China. Five Year Anthology of Han Han, published in March 2004, has been translated into French, Korean, Singaporean, Taiwanese, and Japanese. A collection of essays, This Generation: Dispatches from China's Most Popular Literary Star (and Race Car Driver), was published in English in 2012.

Reviews

"China's most popular blogger . . . His manicured, swaggering persona is a rebuke to the rumpled archetype of the Chinese intellectual, and owes equal debt to Kerouac and Timberlake."

--Evan Osnos, "The New Yorker"


"Scaling the Great Firewall of China may be a tall order, but the 30-year-old Han Han has succeeded remarkably well. In fact, shock and awe will probably be the emotions that first register with readers unfamiliar with or ambivalent about Chinese culture. Yes, someone living inside Communist China is writing these things online--and, yes, has yet to face serious consequences. Prepare for even more enlightenment and entertainment, because the firebrand behind these invaluable posts is more Jon Stewart than John Brown. The sly and often funnydispatches take on Communist Party corruption, inequality, injustice, censorship and more. But the author isn't shy about taking on some of his other countrymen in the process . . . Han Han navigates around these and other cultural potholes with the same assuredness he shows on racetracks all over of the world. The finish line here is a relevant view of modern Chinese life, and Han Han's commentary on events both large and small inside China drives past politics, outruns Sinophobia and brings Chinese society into sharp focus. A must-read for anyone, especially 20- and 30-somethings, itching to understand China today." "--Kirkus Reviews"
""This Generation" is a pragmatic guide to public expression in China... [Han Han] dissects the latest news with gusto."
"I started to glance through THIS GENERATION expecting the usual--and I could not put it down! What a voice and what a wit! But so wise and generous, too."--AMY CHUA, Yale Law Professor and
"Han Han is a phenomenon of today's China who personifies a rapidly changing society."--Jonathan Fenby, author of Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today, How It Got There and Where It Is Heading