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Publisher: Atlantic Books; Main edition (2009)
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Ian Buruma is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College in New York state.
Ian Buruma is the Henry R. His previous books include God’s Dust, Bad Elements, The Wages of Guilt, Anglomania and Murder in Amsterdam, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Current Interest Book and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He was the recipient of the 2008 Shorenstein Journalism Award, which honoured him for his distinguished body of work, and the 2008 Erasmus Prize.
And in The China Lover Buruma the non-fiction writer shows that he can write a very good novel. The China Lover" overflows with intriguing characters, particularly Amakasu, a shadowy official who supervises Japan's propaganda efforts in China. 3 people found this helpful. I kept visualizing the oily haired fixer supreme who called the shots in the film "The Last Emperor" and put a pistol to his temple at the end. Eventually, I put this novel down to look him up and discovered that Amakasu was indeed a true historical figure.
Much of his writing has focused on the culture of Asia, particularly that of China and 20th-century Japan. He was the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College from 2003 to 2017.
The China Lover book. A transfixing portrait of a woman and a nation eagerly burying the. The author, famous Japan expert Ian Buruma, uses three different male narrators to I have finally given up on this book, 3/4 of the way through, which is highly unusual for me. I really wanted to like it-the plot sounded interesting, about a Japanese woman who grew up in China and became a successful actor there during the war, and then reinvented herself in Japan and also in the . with different identities throughout her life. The story is based on the life of the real-life Ri Koran.
My father was so disgusted with me that he had even stopped calling me a damned sissy. Mama looked permanently worried since she found me one day pulling faces in the mirror while uttering Marlene’s famous words: It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
The China Lover By Ian Buruma. In Japanese-occupied Manchuria in the 1930s, a teenage singer and actress named Yoshiko Yamaguchi rose to stardom in a series of propaganda films intended to celebrate Japan's noble role in China. Acting under the pseudonym Ri Koran, Yamaguchi created a sensation in erotic melodramas like "China Nights," about a love affair between a Chinese peasant girl and a heroic Japanese ship captain in wartime Shanghai
Into The China Lover, Buruma has poured his decades of thinking about Japan.
Into The China Lover, Buruma has poured his decades of thinking about Japan. It should be a sure-fire recipe for indigestion, but, miraculously, it isn't. The novel is not exactly straightforward, though. The China Lover is a clever book, and knows it. Motifs are woven through each section: a slap delivered by one character to another at a pivotal moment, the recurrent metaphor of the frog in the well. Though mannered, these touches give the story a certain ritualistic dignity, like the characteristic gestures of classic kabuki roles. This is a book so deliberately Japanese it could only have been written by a Westerner.
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 b. A Japanese Mirror examines samurai and gangsters, transvestites and goddesses to paint an eloquent picture of life in Japan. This is a country long shrouded in enigma and in his compelling book, Buruma reveals a culture rich in with poetry, beauty and wonder.
The China Lover - Ian Buruma. Acknowledgments I read the book over and over until the cheap paper wore so thin that it began to fall apart. PART ONE. THERE WAS A time, hard to imagine now, when the Japanese fell in love with China. Well, not all Japanese, of course, but enough to be able to speak of a China Boom. I read the book over and over until the cheap paper wore so thin that it began to fall apart. Alone, in the yard of our house, I wielded my bamboo sword in imaginary battles against wicked rulers, striking poses I knew from the pictures, putting myself in the roles of Nine-Dragon Shishin or Welcome Rain, the dusky outlaw with his phoenix eyes.
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