Han Han to write column for NYT


Controversial blogger Han Han whose magazine Party folded after just one issue intends to write a column to be published in the New York Times, a prominent publisher said Monday.

Shen Haobo, president of China's largest private pub-lisher, Beijing Motie Books, told the Global Times Monday that Han informed him that arrangements between him and the US-based newspaper have been basically confirmed.

attached to: Han Han


# 1.   

Any rumors about who's going to translate? Or am I out of the loop and don't know Han Han does English?

Syz, March 25, 2011, 11:47p.m.

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Not that I've heard, they said the paper would be translating the posts, and I imagine they have plenty of language resources when they need them. I'd like to say they should find a literary translator to do the job, but I'm not sure it would be necessary…

Eric Abrahamsen, March 26, 2011, 3:19a.m.

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I wonder if it's going to be exclusive original material, or if the NYTimes has basically obtained authorization to run translations of his blog posts. Han Han's latest blog post is an "open letter" to Baidu's Robin Li, the subject Shen mentions as a possibility in the Global Times piece.

jdmartinsen, March 26, 2011, 4:31a.m.

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As of March 31, Liaoning Evening News reports that publisher Shen Haibo has confirmed that Han Han is negotiating with the NYT, but no contract has been signed.

Chinese new item: http://www.chinanews.com/cul/2011/03-31/2943188.shtml

Bruce, April 1, 2011, 2:29a.m.

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I'm doing some research on Han Han, does anyone know what happened next? Did he actually start writing on the nyt or was it just gossip? I couldn't figure out! Thanks

Natina, September 27, 2011, 11:44a.m.

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As noted in our July newsletter (see paragraph beginning "A younger writer"), Han Han is represented by the Peony Literary Agency. Visit there and pose your question to them direct.

Bruce Humes, September 27, 2011, 12:59p.m.


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