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Inventing Japan: 1853-1964
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Ian Buruma studied and worked in Japan for many years. He is the author of Bad Elements, The Missionary and the Libertine, Anglomania, A Japanese Mirror, God's Dust, The Wages of Guilt, and Playing the Game. He lives in London. From the Hardcover edition.

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A respected journalist adds this overview to the "Modern Library Chronicles" series. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

"Stylish and illuminating, Inventing Japan has the added virtue of being admirably concise. Students and general readers alike will find this grand overview of modern Japan's many identities engaging and provocative." --John W. Dower, author of Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize "In his characteristically penetrating manner, Ian Buruma delves into why modern Japan--for all its intellectual and artistic vitality--has not developed a more open, democratic, and cosmopolitan political order." --Sheldon Garon, professor of history and East Asian studies, Princeton University "Those familiar with Ian Buruma's impressive body of work on Japan will not be disappointed by Inventing Japan. This compelling narrative captures the excitement, triumph, and failure of the century in which Japan abandoned its traditional ways and entered into the modern world. Iconoclastic as always, Buruma offers fascinating insights into the nature of Japan's uneasy experiment with constitutional government, the impact of bureaucratic planning on economic growth, and the ties that closely bind the present with the past. Equally intriguing are his comparisons of Japan's development with those of China, Japan's ancient cultural mentor, and with Germany, its modern cultural mentor and another late-developing nation." --James L. McClain, professor of history, Brown University; author of Japan: A Modern History "A witty and illuminating romp through a hundred years of Japanese history, written with Mr. Buruma's usual style and insight. I cannot think of a wiser or clearer introduction to the subject for the general reader, and even the well informed will find something of interest." --Ronald Spector, professor of history and international relations, George Washington University; author of At War at Sea and Eagle Against the Sun From the Hardcover edition.

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