I found out about Han Han a while ago and I just love him. You can read about him here, in the Time’s article by Simon Elegant, but the article is frankly quite superficial, and the Wikipedia entry is not much better.
The best article I read about Han Han was from a Chinese website, www.bullogger.com translated into French for Le Courrier International, as one of their weekly portrait series.
At 28, he’s a real hero in China. He’s a prolific writer, having written 14 books since the first one he wrote when he was only 17, he has the most widely read blog in the world at 300 million hits in only four years, and he’s talking about hot topics: Tibet, Sichuan earthquake, the Beijing olympics, tainted milk, corrupt political leadership.
What connects with his readership is his powerful sense of humor, a sharp intelligence and an ability to point out the absurd in situations, all in language that he has purposefully kept easy to read, clear and logical. He’s even written his blog in English at times! People quote him often, and he’s famous for aphorisms like “There are two sorts of logic in the world: logic and Chinese logic.”