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God's Dust: A Modern Asian Journey

by Ian Buruma

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Investigating the question of what happens to Asian cultures when traditions of the village break down and are replaced by the complexities of the modern world, the author's travels took him from Burma to Japan, via Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan and South Korea.
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Buruma spends as much time discussing the historical background of each country, as he does recording his (now somewhat dated) impressions. A bit dry in places, but still good for getting an idea of the respective cultures. ( )
  Seajack | Mar 10, 2008 |
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Investigating the question of what happens to Asian cultures when traditions of the village break down and are replaced by the complexities of the modern world, the author's travels took him from Burma to Japan, via Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan and South Korea.

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