韩寒 (Hán Hán) is a blogger, writer, critic, singer, film director, and professional rally driver. What? Yes. Time magazine has called him one of the most influential people in the world.
Always controversial, Hán Hán has been described as “the voice of his generation”. After failing out of high school, he published the novel “Triple Door” (三重门) about a high school student who fails at everything, including love, school, and parents. It became the defining youth novel of a generation, and kick-started his career.
He then turned his attention to race car driving, which has only added to his image as a rebellious teenager. He won lots of prizes, making the establishment sigh with a mix of envy and indignation.
His scathing and irreverent blog has since been one of China’s most-followed. Everyone has an opinion about Hán Hán. And he probably has one about them.
Visionary? Annoying? Both? Baidu Baike