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The missionary and the libertine : love and war in East and West

Author: Ian Buruma
Publisher: New York : Random House, c 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"In these humorous and enlightening essays, Buruma describes the last days of Hong Kong, the showbiz politics of the Philippines, the chauvinism of the Seoul Olympics, the sinister genius of Lee Kuan Yew, the intricacies of Japanese sexuality, and much more."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Buruma, Ian.
Missionary and the libertine.
New York : Random House, ©2000
(OCoLC)646990084
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Buruma
ISBN: 037550222X 9780375502224
OCLC Number: 42717020
Notes: Originally published: London ; Boson : Faber, 1996.
Description: xxv, 319 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Mishima Yukio: the suicidal dandy --
Oshima Nagisa: Japanese sex --
Tanizaki Junichiro: the art of cruelty --
Yoshimoto Banana: pink dreams --
Edward Seidensticker: an American in Tokyo --
Wilfred Thesiger: Wilfred of Arabia --
Baden-Powell: boys will be boys --
Louis Couperus: the Eurasians of the Dutch East Indies --
Satyajit Ray: the last Bengali renaissance man --
Nirad C. Chaudhuri: citizen of the British Empire --
Mircea Eliade: Bengal nights --
V.S. Naipaul's India --
Bhutto's Pakistan --
St. Cory and the evil rose --
The bartered bride --
The Seoul olympics --
The last days of Hong Kong --
Ghosts of Pearl Harbor --
The war over the bomb --
We Japanese --
Samurai of swat --
Américainerie --
Wake up, America --
Looking East --
The nanny state of Asia.
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"In these humorous and enlightening essays, Buruma describes the last days of Hong Kong, the showbiz politics of the Philippines, the chauvinism of the Seoul Olympics, the sinister genius of Lee Kuan Yew, the intricacies of Japanese sexuality, and much more."--Jacket.

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