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The Resource This generation : dispatches from China's most popular literary star (and race car driver), Han Han. ; edited and translated by Allan H. Barr

This generation : dispatches from China's most popular literary star (and race car driver), Han Han. ; edited and translated by Allan H. Barr

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This generation : dispatches from China's most popular literary star (and race car driver)
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This generation
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dispatches from China's most popular literary star (and race car driver)
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Han Han. ; edited and translated by Allan H. Barr
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This generation
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dispatches from Chinas most popular literary star (and race car driver)
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eng
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"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." --back cover
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  • Over the past five years, Han, an insouciant public figure and dashing race car driver, has been churning out blog posts and brief essays with dizzying speed. Ranging over topics from political reform to prostitutes, Han’s often sarcastic and regularly satirical writings have been censored by the Chinese government but have won him adoring fans throughout China and around the world. Perhaps because of the translation and perhaps because of the flat-as-pavement prose itself, the blog posts in this first-ever volume of Han’s work introduce us to pedestrian observations on any number of subjects. 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 officials: “I realize that many things are actually not a problem to begin with, but once officials start to intervene, a small thing becomes big, and big thing blows up in their faces.” (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed July 30, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 31, p)
  • After Han dropped out of high school, he wrote a novel titled Triple Door that has sold more than 20 million copies, then went on to become a singer, a sharp-tongued blogger of the moment, and a star on the rally racing circuit. Now he's an international celebrity. Seriously, this collection of reflections sounds cool. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed May 15, 2012) (Library Journal, vol 137, issue 09, p58)
  • 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. 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 funny dispatches 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. "Patriotism can sometimes be a form of self-preservation," he writes, "but sometimes it is a matter of the tone you set, and the tone we are setting shows we have no class." 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, September 1, 2012)
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10154371
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1982-
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Han, Han
Dewey number
951.06
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index present
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non fiction
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Barr, Allan Hepburn
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  • Authors, Chinese
  • Chinese essays
  • China
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general
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dispatches from China's most popular literary star (and race car driver)
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This generation : dispatches from China's most popular literary star (and race car driver), Han Han. ; edited and translated by Allan H. Barr
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Includes index
Contents
This generation -- Why do you cost more than me? -- Social regression, government extortion -- Regarding my debt to society -- How radical and ridiculous I am -- Traditional virtues -- On flying the flag -- Let's do away with student essays -- Insults to China -- Market day for patriots -- Q & A with Chinese nationalists -- Loving our country, saving our face -- Let's not get in a rage so easily -- Expressions of personal taste strictly prohibited -- I'll do whatever it takes to be an Olympics sponsor -- Faking it -- Sex + soccer = scandal? -- Oh, man - what do we do now? -- Clothes must be new; this is getting old -- We must boycott French products -- In praise of Feng Shunqiao -- Some points to note about whoring -- No fire without smoke; business as usual for China Central Television -- Like Jackie Chan, guessing the majesties' wishes -- Further points to note about whoring -- Founding of a Republic -- Report on preparations for the World Rally Championship in Australia -- November 21, 2009 -- Try the pickles -- Just testing -- Required course for Chinese officials: Lesson One -- Are you Xiaoming? -- Han Feng is a fine cadre -- Where else would I find someone like you? -- Letters from strangers -- What is it you're so afraid of? -- Yes, do come! Yes, do go! -- Children, you're spoiling grandpa's fun -- Talking freely, wine in hand -- Those scallions that just don't wash clean -- Youth -- Orphan of Asia -- Protect the -[unacceptable input] -- Should we or shouldn't we? -- Do we need the truth, or just the truth that fits our needs? -- On begging -- Prices are going to take a dive -- Huang Yibo is a fine cadre -- Three Gorges is a fine dam -- I have a good life in Shanghai -- Disconnected nation -- What do you do if it's too downbeat? -- We already had our say on that -- Speaking of revolution -- Talking about democracy -- Pressing for freedom -- This last year of mine
Control code
000050065232
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hbk. ed.
Extent
265 p.
Isbn
9781451660005
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:
Label
This generation : dispatches from China's most popular literary star (and race car driver), Han Han. ; edited and translated by Allan H. Barr
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
This generation -- Why do you cost more than me? -- Social regression, government extortion -- Regarding my debt to society -- How radical and ridiculous I am -- Traditional virtues -- On flying the flag -- Let's do away with student essays -- Insults to China -- Market day for patriots -- Q & A with Chinese nationalists -- Loving our country, saving our face -- Let's not get in a rage so easily -- Expressions of personal taste strictly prohibited -- I'll do whatever it takes to be an Olympics sponsor -- Faking it -- Sex + soccer = scandal? -- Oh, man - what do we do now? -- Clothes must be new; this is getting old -- We must boycott French products -- In praise of Feng Shunqiao -- Some points to note about whoring -- No fire without smoke; business as usual for China Central Television -- Like Jackie Chan, guessing the majesties' wishes -- Further points to note about whoring -- Founding of a Republic -- Report on preparations for the World Rally Championship in Australia -- November 21, 2009 -- Try the pickles -- Just testing -- Required course for Chinese officials: Lesson One -- Are you Xiaoming? -- Han Feng is a fine cadre -- Where else would I find someone like you? -- Letters from strangers -- What is it you're so afraid of? -- Yes, do come! Yes, do go! -- Children, you're spoiling grandpa's fun -- Talking freely, wine in hand -- Those scallions that just don't wash clean -- Youth -- Orphan of Asia -- Protect the -[unacceptable input] -- Should we or shouldn't we? -- Do we need the truth, or just the truth that fits our needs? -- On begging -- Prices are going to take a dive -- Huang Yibo is a fine cadre -- Three Gorges is a fine dam -- I have a good life in Shanghai -- Disconnected nation -- What do you do if it's too downbeat? -- We already had our say on that -- Speaking of revolution -- Talking about democracy -- Pressing for freedom -- This last year of mine
Control code
000050065232
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hbk. ed.
Extent
265 p.
Isbn
9781451660005
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:

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