Inventing Japan: 1853-1964, Ian Buruma
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Inventing Japan: 1853-1964

Author: Ian Buruma

Narrator: Nelson Runger

Unabridged: 6 hr 39 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 02/27/2008

Genre: History - Asia - Japan

Synopsis

LA Times Book Award winner and expert on the past and present Japan, Ian Buruma examines the transformation of a country. Following Japan's history from its opening to the West in 1853 to its hosting of the 1964 Olympics, Buruma focuses on how figures such as Commodore Matthew Perry, Douglas MacArthur, and Emperor Mitsushito helped shape this complex country.

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