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Name: Ian Buruma                                                                 
Born: 28 December 1951 The Hague, Netherlands                                     
Ian Buruma (born December 28, 1951) is an Anglo-Dutch writer and academic. Much   
of his work focuses on Asian culture, particularly that of 20th-century Japan.   
He was born in The Hague, the Netherlands, to a Dutch father and English mother. 
He studied Chinese literature at Leiden University, and then Japanese film at     
Nihon University in Tokyo. He has held a number of editorial and academic         
positions, and has contributed numerous articles to the New York Review of Books. 
He has held fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 
Washington, D.C and St Antony's College, Oxford. In 2003 he became Luce           
Professor of Democracy, Human Rights & Journalism at Bard College, New York.     
Since 2005 he has resided in New York.