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In this classic best seller, Liza Dalby, the first non-Japanese ever to have trained as a geisha, offers an insider's look at the exclusive world of female companions to the Japanese male elite. A new preface examines how geisha have been profoundly affected by the changes of the past quarter century yet--especially in Kyoto--have managed to take advantage of modern developments to maintain their social position with flair.

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In this classic best-seller, Liza Dalby, the only non-Japanese ever to have trained as a geisha, offers an insider's look at the exclusive world of female companions to the Japanese male elite. Her new preface considers the geisha today as a vestige of tradition as Japan heads into the 21st century.

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"Liza Dalby knows more about the subject than I'll ever know, and she writes about it with grace and eloquence."—Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha

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Liza Dalby is the author of Kimono: Fashioning Culture (1993). She is an anthropologist specializing in Japanese culture. She was recently a consultant for Rob Marshall's film Memoirs of a Geisha.

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ashleyswicegood, October 14, 2006 (view all comments by ashleyswicegood)
I read this book for a research paper and I spent so much time reading it that I ran out of time to right my paper! It is so interesting because it is written from the Western perspective, and provides insights into the world of the geisha that few others have been able to achieve. a very interesting read, even if it's just a skim.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780520204959
Author:
Dalby, Liza Crihfield
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Dalby, Liza
Author:
Dalby, Liza Crihfield
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Geishas
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19981001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
367
Dimensions:
8.40x8.24x.97 in. 1.62 lbs.

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Product details 367 pages University of California Press - English 9780520204959 Reviews:
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In this classic best-seller, Liza Dalby, the only non-Japanese ever to have trained as a geisha, offers an insider's look at the exclusive world of female companions to the Japanese male elite. Her new preface considers the geisha today as a vestige of tradition as Japan heads into the 21st century.
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"Liza Dalby knows more about the subject than I'll ever know, and she writes about it with grace and eloquence."—Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha

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