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Inventing Japan: From Empire to Economic Miracle1853-1964

Buruma, Ian

ISBN 10: 1842126873 / ISBN 13: 9781842126875
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003
Used Condition: Collectible-Good Hardcover
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First edition. Select page edges creased. Dust jacket his minor tear on spine edge. Good condition. Light to moderate shelf wear, creasing on covers. Binding intact.Good condition Dust Jacket Included. DJ has light to moderate shelf wear, rubbing (Y51). Bookseller Inventory # 100600872

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Title: Inventing Japan: From Empire to Economic ...

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Collectible-Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition

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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.

About the Author:

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 written such books as "God's Dust: A Modern Asian Journey", "Behind the Mask" and "The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan." His novel, "Playing the Game," is a fictional biography about the life of an Indian prince who played cricket in Britain. Buruma has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Institute for the Humanities in Washington, D.C.

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