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Ian Buruma

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Ian Buruma was educated in Holland and Japan. He has spent many years in Asia, which he has written about in God's Dust, A Japanese Mirror, and Behind the Mask. He has also written Playing the Game, The Wages of Guilt, and Anglomania. Buruma is currently a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Institute for the Humanities in Washington, D.C.

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Anglomania
A European Love Affair
Written by Ian Buruma


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 11, 2000
Price: $14.00

"Imaginative, original--wittily written."--The Washington Post Book World

To some, England has long represented tolerance, reason, and political moderation. To others, it is a moribund bastion of snobbery and outdated tradition. In this lively and diverting social history, noted author Ian Buruma, himself the son of Dutch immigrants to England, provides an incisive... Read more >
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Anglomania
A European Love Affair
Written by Ian Buruma


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 5, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Bad Elements
Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing
Written by Ian Buruma


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $15.00

Who speaks for China? Is it the old men of the politbureau or an activist like Wei Jingshsheng, who spent eighteen years in prison for writing a democratic manifesto? Is China’s future to be found amid the boisterous sleaze of an electoral campaign in Taiwan or in the maneuvers by which... Read more >
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Bad Elements
Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing
Written by Ian Buruma


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $11.99

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Conversations with John Schlesinger

Written by Ian Buruma


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $14.95

“I like the surprise of the curtain going up, revealing what’s behind it.”
–John Schlesinger

The British director John Schlesinger was one of the cinema’s most dynamic and influential artists. Now, in Conversations with John Schlesinger, acclaimed writer Ian Buruma, Schlesinger’s nephew, reveals the director’s private world in a series of in-depth interviews... Read more >
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Conversations with John Schlesinger

Written by Ian Buruma


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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Inventing Japan
1853-1964
Written by Ian Buruma


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $15.00

Ian Buruma makes sense of the most fateful span of Japan’s history, the period that saw as dramatic a transformation as any country has ever known. In the course of little more than a hundred years from the day Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in his black ships, this insular, preindustrial realm... Read more >
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Inventing Japan
1853-1964
Written by Ian Buruma


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $11.99

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The Missionary and the Libertine
Love and War in East and West
Written by Ian Buruma


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 17, 2012
Price: $12.99

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The Missionary and the Libertine
Love and War in East and West
Written by Ian Buruma


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $19.00

For centuries Westerners have projected fantasies of a decadent, voluptuous East in contrast to the puritanism of their own cultures. A Japanese theatrical troupe performing in his native Holland in 1971 exposed the young Ian Buruma to these temptations, and soon he was off to Tokyo, a would-be libertine. The essays... Read more >
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