“The publication of [Han Han] in English is, in some ways, a rare
example of a piece of authentic, contemporary Chinese culture
making its way into the Western world.”
The Wall Street Journal
“Han Han, the enfant terrible of Chinese letters, makes enemies as
he conquers the world literature stage.”
The Daily Beast
“Witty and acerbic . . . Han Han is excellent at lancing the boil of
ânational humiliation' and pointing out that other proud nations
care far less about perceived slights.”
“A collection of some of his most interesting and politically relevant
essays, [This Generation] is filled with commentary poking fun at
officials and nationalists. But Han is careful not to go too far. . . .
He can be outrageous and funny, be also carefully elliptical and
The New York Review of Books
“A must-read for anyone, especially 20- and 30-somethings, itching
to understand China today.”
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China's Most Popular
(and Race Car Driver)
Why do you cost more than me?
Social regression, government extortion
Regarding my debt to society
How radical and ridiculous I am
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
Sex + Soccer = Scandal?
Oh, manâwhat 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
The Founding of a Republic
Report on preparations for the World Rally Championship in Australia
November 21, 2009
Try the pickles
Required course for Chinese officials: Lesson One
Are you Xiaoming?
Han Feng is a fine cadre
Where else could 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 won't wash clean
Orphan of Asia
Protect theâ[unacceptable input]
Should we or shouldn't we?
Do we need the truth, or just the truth that fits our needs?
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
The 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
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