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Norma M. Field is an author and emeritus professor of East Asian studies at the University of Chicago. She has taught Premodern Japanese Poetry and Prose, Premodern Japanese Language, and Gender Studies as relating to Japanese women.
Her areas of expertise include: Japan, Literature: Modern Japanese, Feminism, Translation, Humanities.
Field was born in Tokyo, Japan shortly after the end of World War II to an American serviceman father and his Japanese wife. She was raised in Tokyo attending school in the Washington Heights District. At age 10, she transferred to the American School in Japan, where she stayed until she graduated from high school. After graduation, she moved to America, and received a BA from Pitzer College in European Studies.
- The Splendor of Longing in the Tale of the Genji (1987)
- In the Realm of a Dying Emperor: A Portrait of Japan at Century's End (1993)
- From My Grandmother's Bedside: Sketches of Postwar Tokyo (1997)
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