I think this is probably one of his best posts and possibly his life's best work.
He tells a story that has important lesson for a fresh scientist's carrer. His two papers in Cell and PAS should get him at least a tenure track assistant professor position. It is a pity that an important piece of work, even if published in a good journal, still needs both his post-doc advisor and him or someone in the field to explain and to promote. If done properly, he didn't need to argue with N. Yan, another Yan with same last name in English but totally different in Chinese. The younger Yan is a pretty female and she has both reputaton from China's propagada machine and good position at Princeton and QingHua U. So R.T. Yan did not get his much deserved scientific recognition even if his publication record does speak itself. His writings in Wenxuecity and his influence in the oversea's Chinese reading community make him like a Lu Xun(鲁迅) in the 1930s in China, he can 横眉冷对千夫指，俯首甘为孺子牛。The latter phrase should be a good description of Run-Tao Yan's life.