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Liza Crihfield Dalby (born 1950) is an American anthropologist and novelist specializing in Japanese culture.

She is a 1972 graduate of Swarthmore College, receiving her Masters in 1974 and her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1978. The title of her dissertation is The Institution of the Geisha in Modern Japanese Society. Upon receiving her Ph.D. she accepted her first teaching position at the University of Chicago. She is married to Michael Dalby, managing director of Stylus LLC. They have 3 children: Marie, Owen and Chlo, and live in Berkeley, California.

In 1975 she went to Japan on a Fulbright scholarship to research geisha for her Ph.D. thesis. Her book Geisha (filmed as American Geisha) is based on her experiences with the geisha community in Kyoto's Pontoch?.

Her experience in the geisha community led her to serve as a consultant for Arthur Golden's novel Memoirs of a Geisha, as well as its 2005 adaptation starring Zhang Ziyi. Golden acknowledges her assistance in the novel and describes her as "the only American woman ever to become a geisha."

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Total Books: 26
Hidden Buddhas A Novel of Karma and Chaos
2009 - Hidden Buddhas a Novel of Karma and Chaos (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781933330853
ISBN-10: 1933330856
Genre: Literature & Fiction

East Wind Melts the Ice A Memoir through the Seasons
2008 - Geisha (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780520257894
ISBN-10: 0520257898
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

La Historia De Murasaki
2006 - La Historia De Murasaki [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788483460771
ISBN-10: 8483460777
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Pflaumenblten im Schnee
2001 - Pflaumenblten Im Schnee (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783499231230
ISBN-10: 3499231239

The Tale of Murasaki
2001 - The Tale of Murasaki (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385497954
ISBN-10: 0385497954
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

The Tale of Murasaki
2001 - The Tale of Murasaki (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099284642
ISBN-10: 0099284642
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

The Tale of Murasaki  A Novel
2000 - The Tale of Murasaki a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780385497947
ISBN-10: 0385497946
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

All Japan The Catalogue of Everything Japanese
1984 - All Japan the Catalogue of Everything Japanese (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780688025304
ISBN-10: 0688025307
Genres: History, Travel
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Kimono (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099428992
ISBN-10: 0099428997
Genres: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction

The Tale of Murasaki Reading Group Guide
The Tale of Murasaki Reading Group Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780385728515
ISBN-10: 0385728514

All-Japan The catalogue of everything Japanese
All-japan the Catalogue of Everything Japanese (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780688025281
ISBN-10: 0688025285

El Gran Libro del Ajedrez
El Gran Libro Del Ajedrez [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780746068885
ISBN-10: 0746068883
Genre: Nonfiction