Speaker - Ian Buruma

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Ian Buruma is an Anglo-Dutch writer and academic. Much of his work focuses on Asian culture, particularly that of 20th-century Japan. He was born in the Netherlands, to a Dutch father and English Jewish mother. He studied Chinese literature and then Japanese film at Nihon University in Tokyo. He has held a number of editorial and academic positions and has contributed numerous articles to the New York Review of Books. He has held fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C and St. Antony's College, Oxford. In 2003, he became Luce Professor of Democracy, Human Rights & Journalism at Bard College, New York.

5 Programs

The Other China, with Michael Meyer and Ian Buruma

02.18.15 | 01:08:27 min | 0 comments

From the Ruins of Empire: Pankaj Mishra and Ian Buruma

09.24.12 | 01:02:12 min | 0 comments

The International Human Rights Movement: A History

05.08.12 | 01:28:15 min | 0 comments

Ian Buruma: The China Lover

10.21.08 | 01:26:17 min | 0 comments

Caryl Phillips and Ian Buruma: Modern European Culture

11.12.07 | 01:15:42 min | 3 comments