Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma appears in the following:

A Memoir from the Avant-garde of 1970's Tokyo

Thursday, March 08, 2018

In his new memoir "A Tokyo Romance," Ian Buruma, New York Review of Books editor and author, writes about coming of age in Tokyo's avant-garde underground arts scene during the 1970's.  

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The Political Chaos of Brussels

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Dutch historian Ian Buruma says Brussels is unfairly characterized as dangerous. It's "a political mess of 19 different municipal districts" which adds to its complicated character.


An Enduring Love Kept Alive Through Letters

Monday, January 25, 2016

Ian Buruma tells the remarkable story of his grandparents' love that endured two world wars. 

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How Art Can Reveal Dark Impulses Under the Veneer of Civilized Behavior

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Artists such as Max Beckmann, George Grosz, and Yokoo Tadanori, and filmmakers Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kurosawa Kiyoshi were affected by fascism and its consequences.

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The Lessons of 1945

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ian Buruma, author and professor of human rights and journalism at Bard College, looks at how Europe and Asia rebuilt after the war's devastation to people, infrastructure and institutions in his new book Year Zero: A History of 1945 (Penguin Press, 2013).

→Ian Baruma will talk about Year Zero with Martin Amis tomorrow at NYPL.  


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1945: The Year that Shaped the World

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The year 1945 was a seminal moment for the world. From the bombing of Hiroshima, the end of World War II and the United Nations Charter, to Perry Como and Gandhi, a history began in 1...

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The Memory Industry

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Lawrence Weschler, director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU,  Ian Buruma, frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and the Henry R. Luce Professor at Bard, and Kanan Makiya, professor of Middle East studies at Brandeis University, take a critical look at our urge to commemorate.  All three will participate in the all-day symposium "Second Thoughts on the Memory Industry" Saturday, May 7th at NYU.

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Portrayals of Japanese

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Ian Buruma, a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and a Henry R. Luce professor at Bard College, discusses media portrayals of Japanese people following the earthquake and tsunami -- and the distinction between cultural differences and cultural stereotypes.

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President Obama's Quiet Agenda in Asia

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

President Obama arrived in Indonesia this morning, for the second stop on his 10-day trip in Asia. As he meets with world leaders in India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan, the President will talk about global security, international trade and economics, improving cultural ties, diplomatic efforts and preventing terrorism. But some issues will be conspicuously missing from his public agenda.


New Fiction from Ian Buruma

Monday, October 06, 2008

Ian Buruma’s new novel, The China Lover, is based on the life of the Japanese actress known to American audiences as Shirley Yamaguchi.

Ian Buruma will be speaking and signing books
Mon. Oct. 6 from 7:00-8:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
97 ...


Olympic Mettle

Thursday, May 15, 2008

As China prepares for the Olympics, it must also consider its approach to the foreign press. Minky Worden, media director at Human Rights Watch and editor of China's Great Leap, and Ian Buruma, journalist, author, and professor of Democracy, Human Rights & Journalism at Bard ...

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Presumed Innocence

Friday, October 05, 2007

Writers Ian Buruma, Richard Halpern and Annette Gordon-Reed discuss the idea of loss of innocence in American culture and history. All of them will be participants at an event on Saturday, October 5th at NYU's Cantor Film Center.

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