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

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For those who follow Chinese affairs, Han Han is as controversial as they come—an irreverent singer, sports celebrity, and satirist whose brilliant blogs and books have made him a huge celebrity with more than half a billion readers. Now, with this collection of his essays, Americans can appreciate the range of this rising literary star and get a fascinating trip through Chinese culture.

This Generation gathers his essays and blogs dating from 2006 to the present, telling the story of modern China through Han Han’s unique perspective. Writing on topics as diverse as racing, relationships, the Beijing Olympics, and how to be a patriot, he offers a brief, funny, and illuminating trip through a complex nation that most Westerners view as marching in lockstep. As much a millennial time capsule as an entertaining and invaluable way for English readers to understand our rising Eastern partner and rival, This Generation introduces a dazzling talent to American shores.

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 October 9, 2012 by Simon & Schuster. 289 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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China’s bad-boy blogger and auto-racing hero Han Han tells it like it is in the People’s Republic, relying on a deep reservoir of wit and wisdom and a wily insistence on justice for all.

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Han reflects on the value of requiring the writing of essays in an academic setting, for example: “Writing essays essentially is a hobby, a love, like gardening or fishing—it’s not something you can force people to do.” On the faltering management of the Chinese government by its official...

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(Though that may just be my bias as someone who grew to retroactively hate the show.) * As someone born even before Britta Perry — and who not only uses his phone as a phone, but has a landline — I'm curious what those of you closer to Hannah and Marnie's age think of their rankings of "the tote...

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