German memory was like a massive tongue seeking out, over and over, a sore tooth.
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|Birth:||28th December, 1951|
Ian Buruma was born in The Hague, Netherlands. He is a Dutch author and professor who lives and works in the United States. Much of his work focuses on the culture of Asia, particularly that of China and 20th-century Japan. He studied Chinese literature at Leiden University, and then Japanese film at Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan. He has been the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College since 2003. He has contributed numerous articles to The New York Review of Books. He has written several books include: Behind the Mask, A Japanese Mirror, God's dust, Playing the game, The wages of guilt, Bad Elements, Inventing Japan, Murder in Amsterdam(Nominations: Baillie Gifford Prize), The China Lover(novel), Taming the Gods, Year Zero, and Theater of Cruelty(PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay).
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