Category Archive: Han Han




中新社北京3月6日电(记者郑巧)“现在一些大陆年轻导演表现很好,比如《失恋33天》就拍得很有特点。台湾也有一些优秀的年轻导演,九把刀就是很好的例子。”知名导演张艺谋6日在回应关于中国电影面临的挑战时,特别强调要做好人才培养,希望年轻导演的作品更多样化。 Click here to read more »

One in 1.3 Billion: The Phenomenon of China’s Han Han

Race car-driving author Han Han is seen as the voice of China’s young generation and read by 300 million people, but will what he represents be lost in translation?

By Duncan Jepson

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The slim years

By Chitralekha Basu (China Daily)

Chinese authors are still struggling to carve a niche in the global gallery of contemporary literary greats. Chitralekha Basu reports.

Jo Lusby, who heads Penguin in North Asia, was recently quoted in Shanghai’s Oriental Daily on the subject of Chinese literature and Western expectations. Buying Chinese fiction for the overseas market, she said, was not necessarily about picking the best, or the bestsellers. Rather, it was about “what piques the interest of the Western reader”.

Looks like moral tales about corruption among bureaucrats, angst-ridden teenagers living it up in wild Shanghai and the “cultural revolution” (1966-1976) will dominate the Chinese list of Western presses for a while. Or will it? Click here to read more »



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The internet’s cyber radicals: heroes of the web changing the world

A generation of political activists have been transformed by new tools developed on the internet. Here, a leading net commentator profiles seven young radicals from around the world

Han Han a professional rally driver, bestselling author, singer, creator of a literary magazine and China’s most popular blogger. Photograph: Ym Yik/epa/Corbis

The 28-year-old Chinese professional rally driver, bestselling author, singer, creator of a literary magazine and China’s most popular blogger – indeed, possibly the most popular blogger in the world. Click here to read more »

Writer walks tightrope of the censors in magazine


Priscilla Jiao

Han Han looked for a publisher for his new magazine for a long time. He said he was trying to put out a product that was censored as little as possible, and he needed a publisher who shared that view.

One publisher said no to a cover of a gun-toting nude man with his private parts covered by a logo of the magazine, placed as such to pass censors.

In a speech he gave at Xiamen University, he said the publisher had told him: ‘Now you’ve covered up the midriff. That’s a deliberate pun on ‘Party Central Committee’.’ Both are dangzhongyang in pinyin. Click here to read more »