The Problem with Me by Han Han
And Other Essays About Making Trouble in China Today

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A collection more interesting to Western readers for what the author represents than for anything he has written here.
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Satirical essays from China’s most popular young troublemaker about growing up millennial and causing social and political scandal today.

Han Han is the most influential (and provocative) young person in China, equally beloved and reviled for the satirical wit with which he takes on everyone from corrupt politicians to ludicrous protestors. In this collection of essays, he tackles everything from Internet culture in a country that censors the Internet to his own escapades driving around with fake police IDs and a megaphone, and from whether China is ready for democracy to going back for one incredibly awkward middle school reunion.

Humorous, daring, and unexpectedly inspiring, The Problem with Me will appeal to both those looking to understand twenty-first century China and those looking to laugh at human ridiculousness—wherever they may find it.
 

About Han Han

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Han Han was born in 1982 to middle class parents. After dropping out of high school due to low grades, he wrote the novel Triple Door, which became a runaway bestseller with more than 20 million copies in print. He has since become a star of the rally racing circuit and an international celebrity. He lives in Shanghai.
 
Published August 2, 2016 by Simon & Schuster. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History, Travel. Non-fiction
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on May 08 2016

A collection more interesting to Western readers for what the author represents than for anything he has written here.

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Reviewed by Ian Buruma on Sep 02 2016

But what is cool and sassy to say in China can be remarkably banal elsewhere. I can see why Han Han is popular with his cohort at home. I am less certain that he has very much to say to those who read him in English.

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Reviewed by Ian Buruma on Sep 04 2016

I can see why Han Han is popular with his cohort at home. I am less certain that he has very much to say to those who read him in English.

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