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Part XLIV: The Hanly War (V): The Incriminator_3 (1168 查看)

November 19, 2014 03:36PM
“The Leading Myth-buster” Fang Zhouzi

When nominating Fang for the John Maddox Prize in the summer of 2012, the fake American Ph. D. Albert Yuan sold Fang not only as “the best science writer,” but also “the leading myth-buster in China”[128]. Indeed, after having “demonstrated” the fake genius Han Han’s incapability in writing on Jan 24, 2012, and before opening his “new season” on Jan. 27, 2012, Fang wrote two more articles in his “Genius” Han Han series to bust Han Han’s myth: The Myth about “Genius” Han Han’s Participation in the New Concept Writing Competition, and The Myth about “Genius” Han Han’s Writing of the Triple Door. Now, let’s take a look at how “the leading myth-buster in China” conducted his myth-busting in China, and in China only.

1. The New Concept Writing Competition Myth

Before Han Han won the New Concept Writing Competition in 1999, he had submitted two essays to the competition for preliminary selection. The two essays were entitled Seeing a Doctor and Bookstore, respectively. The problem was, two years before, when Han Han was a sophomore in a junior high school, Han Han published an essay entitled Bookstore. Based on these facts, Fang reasoned, the two essays are similar in both level and style, indicating that Han Han didn’t make any progress in two years, which is unthinkable for a young writer, but understandable for an adult writer; however, the more important thing is, both essays talked about sex, which is another indication that the essays were ghostwritten by an adult:

“Such bad taste belongs exclusively to a middle-aged man. It might be understandable that a high school freshman who has fantasy about sex writes it down and publishes it, [however,] for a second year student in a junior high, it is too precocious.”[129]

If you are wondering what kind of “bad taste” Fang was talking about, here is what Fang cited:

“There is also a book entitled How Men Win Women’s Heart, which is actually equivalent to saying more implicitly ‘how to flirt,’ just like plants have their scientific names. Those who buy this kind of books usually have a guilty conscience; they escape immediately after paying.”[130]

Yes, these were the evidences Fang presented to demonstrate that not only did Han Han’s father ghostwrite that famous Glimpsing Human’s Nature through a Cup of Water in 1999, he also ghostwrote the Bookstore for Han Han in both 1997 and 1999. Six days later, Fang would say that he was convinced after reading the first Bookstore that Han Han must have ghostwriters, because a 14-years old boy could never write an essay like that[131]. Fang will never tell you that the above two sentences were picked out among 42 sentences, and they constituted less than 3.5% of the total characters in the essay.


Picky
Two sentences (highlighted yellow) in an essay supposedly written by Han Han in 1997 were picked out by Fang Zhouzi and used as the evidence to demonstrate that the essay contains the “bad taste of a middle-aged man,” thus it must be written by Han Han’s father. The sole English word “humour” was also picked out by Fang to demonstrate the essay’s “middle-aged man style.”[132]


So, how did the world-famous myth buster Fang bust the myth about Glimpsing Human’s Nature through a Cup of Water? Here it is:

“There are many indications showing that when Han Han wrote his Glimpsing Human’s Nature through a Cup of Water, he was well-prepared, for example, he listed many evidences and cited many references, he even listed the sources of his references, and used Latin. These things are unlikely to be done on the spot and on the spur of moment. If [Han Han] has such a photographic memory, his school works won’t be so lousy. The sentences in Glimpsing Human’s Nature through a Cup of Water were rather satisfactory, however, sometimes there are big gaps between sentences, which make people feel that it was disconnected and scrambled. For example, ‘upon contacting the water of society, even though it is clean water, [a person] cannot help becoming like leaves of mimosa, the natural rigorousness will be slowly relaxed and gradually infiltrated through. His thought will be approaching to Liezi.’ Why does the thought approach Liezi? What’s Liezi’s thought? It makes its readers confused, and it seems that something was missing when the essay was written [by Han Han] from his memory.”[133]

Fang’s so called “big gaps between sentences” and his two questions, “Why does the thought approach Liezi? What’s Liezi’s thought?” revealed nothing but his own ignorance. Here are the first two paragraphs of Han Han’s Glimpsing Human’s Nature through a Cup of Water:

“What I am thinking of is human’s nature, especially the national inferiority nature of Chinese people. Mr. Lu Xun had elaborated on it, but he didn’t finish it. I have my opinions.

“The Three Character Classic of Southern Song dynasty says: ‘People at birth are naturally kind-hearted,’ which indicates that at the beginning, a person is like this piece of dry cloth, he is able to discipline himself rigorously; upon contacting the water of society, even though it is clean water, [a person] cannot help becoming like leaves of mimosa, the natural rigorousness will be slowly relaxed and gradually infiltrated through. His thought will be approaching to Liezi.”[134]




Glimpsing Human’s Nature through a Cup of Water
The top portion of Han Han’s award-winning essay in its original form, widely available on the internet.


Liezi (or Lieh Tzu) refers to both a person and a book. Although the background information about the person and the book is sketchy and speculative, the contents of the book are not. The book contains eight chapters, and two of them are relevant to Han Han’s essay, namely Chapter 6 Effort and Destiny, which preaches the thought that a person should be obedient to his fate rather than fight against it[135], and Chapter 7 Yang Zhu (or Yang Chu), which represents the earliest thought on selfishness, or the philosophy of hedonism and egoism, in China’s history[136]. Therefore, what Han Han wrote was pretty straight forward: once a person enters into society, he will change from a rigorously disciplined person to an inactive and selfish person. Admittedly, it is widely believed that Chapter Yang Zhu was not a genuine part of Liezi, however, since Han Han claimed that he got his knowledge about Chinese philosophy from Qian Zhongshu’s Guan Zhui Bian, and in the book, Qian didn’t discuss the issue about the authorship of Yang Zhu[137]. In other words, Han Han had legitimate reason to say what he said, and Fang’s pestering showed his extreme ignorance, if not his malicious intention.

Of course, to make people believe that the writing competition was fixed, Fang had to show that the organizer of the competition had the motive to take such a risk to give Han Han the benefit. And exactly for that reason, Fang deliberately renovated an old lie into a new one: Han Han’s father Han Renjun and Mr. Li Qigang, the person in charge of the New Concept Writing Competition, are “the graduates from the same 1982 class in the Chinese Language Department at East China Normal University”[138]. As I have mentioned previously, Mr. Li issued a statement on Jan. 17, 2012, to refute Maitian’s rumor that he and Han Renjun were classmates[22]. However, Fang managed to change the rumor from they were classmates to they graduated in the same year from the same class, and the implication still the same: they knew each other. However, Fang’s lie was debunked by Mr. Lu Jinbo:

“Right after the above sentence, Fang Zhouzi cited Li Qigang’s A Solemn Statement on a Slander. The problem is, in the most prominent portion of the statement, Li Qigang first stated: Han Renjun was a student of class 1977, and he withdrew from the school one month after his enrollment because of illness. And I was a student of class 1978. So how come when Fang Zhouzi tells the story, they became graduates of the ‘same class’? Li Qigang was in the class of 1978, and graduated in 1982. China started the Self-Taught Higher Education Examination in 1982, and Han Renjun started receiving his correspondence education at the same time, and he spent 3 years to get his junior college diploma in 1985 (the story was told in his My Son Han Han). Aren’t you very good at searching for information? Why don’t you search the information when the information is to your disadvantage? You insist that Han Renjun and Li Qigang were classmates; however, Kai-Fu Lee and Obama could not be classmates. At all times and in all lands, you are only person who has the final say.”[139]

So, what was Fang’s response? He picked up a tiny loophole in Mr. Lu’s article, which contains more than 5 thousand Chinese characters, and brushed off the rest with the following comment:

“To this kind of pig article, it is not necessary to waste time to respond.”[140]

Of Course!

2. The Triple Door Myth

On Jan. 25, 2012, Han Han announced in an article, entitled Open and Aboveboard, that he would publish his manuscript of the Triple Door to demonstrate his authorship. However, Han Han had already realized that his enemies attacked him not really because they were seeking for the truth, rather, they were venting their hatred. Here is what Han Han wrote in his announcement:

“Certainly I know that whatever I do, whatever I say, those people who hate me will not stop hating me. Sometimes love is a kind of inertia, but hatred needs continuous inputs, therefore, hatred hurts one’s body very much. This incident makes me realize that it might be useless just to take care of your own feathers, because when your feathers get too pretty, they incite some people’s desire to toss shit at you. It is always the leading bird who is the target of gunshots. As a leading bird for the last 13 years, my only regret is that I am still flying too low. Since there are so many people who are watching on me, so I am going to, while, I am only 30 years old, start my new career, which is completely new, and confidential for the moment. I have hesitated and prepared for this for more than three years, and now I’d finally determined to start. I thank everyone who hates me, it is you who fills me with energy. I’ll fly away from the range of your fire. You’re tossing shit towards sky, and the only place it falls is your own face. What you are going to see is nothing but the brilliance of my feathers.”[141]


Open and aboveboard
On Jan. 25, 2012, Han Han announced that he would publish the manuscript of the Triple Door to prove his innocence. However, as expected by him, the publication of the manuscript not only didn’t stop the attacks on him, it actually became one of the most frequently used weapons against him by Fang and his gangsters. The photo was originally posted by Han Han himself (See: 2012-01-25 05:29:59).


Fang and his gangsters have never accused that the above paragraph was ghostwritten, but Fang has been insisting that Han Han is not able to write. On July 24, 2014, exactly two and a half years after announcing that he’d “fly away from the range of your fire,” Han Han’s first movie, The Continent, was released, and it grossed 600 million Yuan RMB in 2 weeks[142]. However, Han Han is still in the range of Fang’s shit-fire.

Exactly 4 hours after Han Han announced that he would publish his manuscript, Fang posted his fifth “Han Studies paper,” The Myth about “Genius” Han Han’s Writing of the Triple Door, trying to demonstrate the book was written by his father. Of course Fang didn’t offer any hard evidence to substantiate his allegation. What he had was a bunch of discrepancies between Han Han and his father, such as how and when the book was written. For example, from Han Renjun’s My Son Han Han, Fang picked out the following sentences:

“Not long after Han Han enrolled in Song Jiang No. 2 High School, which was the second half of 1998, he started writing his novel Triple Door. At the beginning, we didn’t know that. Now, the media often say that ‘a repeater has written a novel,’ ‘a 17-years old youth has written a novel,’ blah, blah, it sounds that the Triple Door was written after Han Han repeated his freshman year in high school. Actually, Han Han’s Triple Door was written before he was retained, written when he was 16 years old, and possibly it was much earlier when Han Han started to prepare for it.”[143]

“It was in the second term of Han Han’s freshman year in high school when I knew that Han Han was writing a novel. By that time, his novel had already been approaching the end.”[144]


“On March 28, 1999, when [Han Han] went to Shanghai’s downtown to take part in the second round match of the ‘New Concept Writing Competition,’ Mengya’s Hu Weishi and Zhao Changtian learned that Han Han was writing a novel, so it was agreed that they would take a look at the manuscript when it was finished. Upon returning from the match, Han Han corrected the entire script and sent it to Hu Weishi in April.”[145]

And in the Open and Aboveboard, Han Han wrote:

“To write this book, the 17 years old I spent more than a year, and neglected my school works, days and nights, inside and outside of classrooms, from Mondays to Sundays, and even the PE classes were skipped, wrote in a classroom with a bunch of female students who were on their periods.”[146]

Based on these paragraphs, “the leading myth-buster in China” Fang wrote:

“According to Han Renjun, the Triple Door was written in less than seven months (September 1998 to March 1999), when Han Han was 16 years old. He also especially corrected the mistake made by the media that the book was written when Han Han was at the age of 17. However, according to Han Han, the writing of the Triple Door cost more than a year, when Han Han was 17 years old, and he adopted the version of the media. Then, whom should we believe? What said by Han Renjun about the book was more detailed, more affirmative, and it seemed that he was more familiar with the writing of the book than Han Han, and he had witnesses (Mengya’s Hu Weishi and Zhao Changtian), therefore should be more accurate; then should we correct again Han Han’s wrong story he obtained from the media?”[147]

Of course Fang was intentionally playing dumb. In China, two age reckoning systems are used, one is the traditional system, called nominal age (虚岁), which gives a new borne baby an age of one year old, and adding one more year when the person passes a new year; the second one is the same as the western system, called actual age (周岁), a new borne baby has an age of zero, reaching one year old only when he or she passes his second birthday[148]. Han Han was born in 1983, so in 1999, he could be either 16 if one wants to emphasize his youthfulness, or 17, if one wants to emphasize his matureness. As for exactly how long it took for the book to be finished, the two versions of the story do not conflict each other either: the seven-months version was created by no one else but Fang Zhouzi himself, what Han Renjun said was “the second half of 1998,” “possibly it was much earlier when Han Han started to prepare for it.” On the other hand, both Han Han and his father admitted that Han Han wrote the book secretly, so even if the father’s version differs from the son’s version a little bit, so what? Furthermore, had the book was ghostwritten by Han Renjun, why would he want to make such a fuss over the time it took to write it, and create a confliction?

The question is: Why would Fang throw out such a broken weapon hastily against Han Han instead of waiting patiently for the publication of Han Han’s ultimate proof of his authorship, the manuscript? The answer to the question is very simple: Fang’s purpose for attacking Han Han, or any person for that matter, was not, is not, and will never be to seek for truth. What he really wants is to destroy that person’s reputation and creditability completely. And exactly for that reason, what scares Fang the most is the truth, so even before seeing the manuscript, Fang invalidate the value of the manuscript:

“Han Han also plans to publish his manuscript of his book on April 1 to prove his innocence, which is equally absurd. Since the book was published as one of Han Han’s works, then he should have copied it at least once and given it to the publisher, therefore the existence of his manuscript cannot demonstrate that the book was written by him.”[149]

In other words, Fang knew and believed that there is no way in the world that Han Han could ever prove his innocence. And by saying the above, Fang was hoping that he could force Han Han to give up his attempt to defend his own name.

That’s how evil the John Maddox Prize winner is.

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