This Generation

This Generation

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For those who follow Chinese affairs, Han Han is as controversial as they comea€”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 Hana€™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.Han Han, the author of the essays that follow, has assumed a variety of roles in his career to date: a professional race car driver, novelist, and occasional singer and magazine editor. he is also chinaa#39;s best-known personal blogger. ... where he chafed under the weight of an inflexible curriculum. in 1999 his first-place finish in a national essay contest suggested an alternative to the conventional path ofanbsp;...


Title:This Generation
Author: Han Han
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2012-10-09
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