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  • Bad Elementsby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 10.99

    Who speaks for China? Is it the old men of the politburo or activists like Wei Jingshsheng, who spent eighteen years in prison for writing a emocratic manifesto? Is China's future to be fund amid the boisterous sleaze of an electoral cmpaign in Taiwan, or in the manoeuvres by which ordinary residents of Beijing quietly resist the authority of the... more...

  • A Japanese Mirrorby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    In this scintillating book, Ian Buruma peels away the myths that surround Japanese culture. With piercing analysis of cinema, theatre, television, art and legend, he shows the Japanese both 'as they imagine themselves to be, and as they would like themselves to be.' A Japanese Mirror examines samurai and gangsters, transvestites and goddesses... more...

  • Wages of Guiltby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 10.99

    In this highly original and now classic text, Ian Buruma explores and compares how Germany and Japan have attempted to come to terms with their violent pasts, and investigates the painful realities of living with guilt, and with its denial. As Buruma travels through both countries, he encounters people whose honesty in confronting their past... more...

  • The Wages of Guiltby Buruma. Ian

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    In this now classic book, internationally famed journalist Ian Buruma examines how Germany and Japan have attempted to come to terms with their conduct during World War II?a war that they aggressively began and humiliatingly lost, and in the course of which they committed monstrous war crimes. As he travels through both countries, to Berlin and Tokyo,... more...

  • Inventing Japanby Ian Buruma

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    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 Matthew Perry arrived in his black ships, this insular, preindustrial realm mutated... more...

  • Bad Elementsby Ian Buruma

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 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 ordinary residents of Beijing quietly resist the authority of... more...

  • Conversations with John Schlesingerby Ian Buruma

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 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... more...

  • Murder in Amsterdamby Ian Buruma

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    A revelatory look at what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West Ian Buruma 's Murder in Amsterdam is a masterpiece of investigative journalism, a book with the intimacy and narrative control of a crime novel and the analytical brilliance for which Buruma is renowned. On a cold November day in Amsterdam in 2004, the celebrated... more...

  • Taming the Godsby Ian Buruma

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 14.95

    For eight years the president of the United States was a born-again Christian, backed by well-organized evangelicals who often seemed intent on erasing the church-state divide. In Europe, the increasing number of radicalized Muslims is creating widespread fear that Islam is undermining Western-style liberal democracy. And even in polytheistic Asia,... more...

  • The Missionary and the Libertineby Ian Buruma

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00

    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 analysis, to examine the dialogue... more...