I'm a writer of mostly non-fiction and I teach at Bard College, in New York.
I've written many books, many of them about East Asia, but I'm not a specialist- I've always resisted specialisation. If you want to compress my work into a particular theme, one thing that has always interested me is how people regard themselves in terms of their culture and nationality. This is a running theme through most of my books.
A Tokyo Romance
Year Zero: A History of 1945
The Churchill Complex