Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma: China’s Class Ceiling

Ian Buruma is a professor of human rights at Bard College and the author of, most recently, “The China Lover.” From LA Times: Hong Huang is a round-faced, expensively dressed media mogul who runs a string of trendy...

Ian Buruma: China’s Burden

Ian Buruma writes in the Guardian about the various arguments on both sides of the TIbet issue, and brings in another perspective: But the Chinese have another argument up their sleeve, which seems more plausible (and more...

Of Musical Import

In the New York Times Magazine, Ian Buruma has a lengthy profile of composer Tan Dun: Tan is based in New York City, but I managed to catch him in Stockholm (between gigs in Shanghai and Rome), where he was attending part of a...

After America

“Is the West being overtaken by the rest?” Ian Buruma writes in The New Yorker: Every so often, a grand thesis captures the world’s imagination, at least until it is swept away by events or by a newer, more plausible...



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