The story of modern Japan, from first 'opening' to the West with Admiral Perry's Black Ships in 1853, through World War II, to Japan's emergence as a Western-style democracy and economic power at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
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Ian Buruma was born in the Netherlands to a Dutch father and English mother in 1951. Though educated in both Holland and Japan, Ian Buruma spent a great portion of his life in Asia. He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Institute for the Humanities in Washington, D.C.
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Book Description Phoenix (an Imprint of The Ori, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110753819759
Book Description Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 753819759