Dispatches from China's Most Popular Literary Star (and Race Car Driver)
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ISBN10: 1451660014 ISBN13: 9781451660012 Contributors: Barr, Allan H. (Translator) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: Oct 22 2013 Pages: 265 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 8.38" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
"The enfant terrible of Chinese letters" (The Daily Beast/Newsweek). 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. 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 2012, 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.