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The China Lover


A transfixing portrait of a woman and a nation eagerly burying the past to transform the future. In his enthralling new novel, Ian Buruma uses the life of the starlet Yamaguchi Yoshiko as a lens through which to understand the lure of erotic fantasies in the conquest of nations. The China Lover reveals the catastrophic results when theatre and politics blend in a lethal manner. In her earliest days Ri Koran-a Japanese girl, born in Manchuria, who sang and acted in Japanese and Chinese-was forced to keep her Japanese ...

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The China Lover
2018, HighBridge Audio, Old Saybrook

ISBN-13: 9781684413362

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The China Lover
2009, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780143116080

Trade paperback

The China Lover
2009, Atlantic Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781843548027



The China Lover
2008, Penguin Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781594201943


The China Lover
2008, Atlantic Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781843549048



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