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  Subject:   "THE TALE OF MURASAKI", Author Liza Dalby, The only American woman to train as a Geisha

  Sponsor:   Asia/Pacific Research Center, Center for East Asian Studies

  Speaker:   Liza Dalby

  Date:   Friday, November 3, 2000

  Time:   12pm - 1:15pm

  Location:   Encina Hall, Third floor, Central wing, Asia-Pacific Scholars Lounge [look for it in a campus map][new]

  Sponsor URL:   http://APARC.stanford.edu

  Costs:   Free and open to the public. No RSVPs required

You are cordially invited to a special seminar by:

LIZA DALBY

THE ONLY AMERICAN WOMAN TO TRAIN AS A GEISHA
AUTHOR OF: THE TALE OF MURASAKI, GEISHA, AND KIMONO

Liza Dalby will discuss the extraordinary life and times of Lady Murasaki Shikibu, the writer of the world's first novel, The Tale of Genji. Ms. Dalby, an anthropologist and renowned scholar of Japanese history, will apply "literary archaeology" to explore the life of Lady Murasaki Shikubu and the Japanese Imperial Court, and will introduce her new book, The Tale of Murasaki.

BIO:
Liza Dalby is an anthropologist specializing in Japanese culture. As the only Westerner to have become a geisha, Ms. Dalby was able to obtain previously undisclosed material for her Ph.D. and her books Geisha and Kimono. Presently, she is a consultant for Steven Spielberg's upcoming film adaptation of Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and three children.
 
Friday, November 3, 2000
12:00-1:15 p.m.
Encina Hall, third floor, central wing, Asia-Pacific Scholars conference room

 Event history: Submitted by yumio on 25-Oct-2000;


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