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Ian Buruma

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
Written by Ian Buruma
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2000
$14.00/(Canada) | 978-0-375-70536-6 (0-375-70536-8)

"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 To others, it is a moribund bastion of snobbery and outdated tradition.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






Bad Elements
Written by Ian Buruma
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2003
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-679-78136-3 (0-679-78136-6)

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






Conversations with John Schlesinger
Written by Ian Buruma
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | January 2006
$14.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75763-1 (0-375-75763-5)

“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






Inventing Japan
Written by Ian Buruma
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2004
$12.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7286-3 (0-8129-7286-4)

In a single short book as elegant as it is wise, 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... Read more






The Missionary and the Libertine
Written by Ian Buruma
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2001
$19.00/(Canada) | 978-0-375-70537-3 (0-375-70537-6)

From Naipaul’s India to the last days of Hong Kong, and from the ghosts of Pearl Harbor to Benazir Bhutto, Buruma delivers an engaging and incisive look at the ways East and West understand–and misunderstand–each other.

At home in both worlds, Buruma traverses the realms of journalism, literary criticism, and political... Read more





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