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Jerry Lee Norman 1936 - 2012

Jerry Lee Norman

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Monday, July 09, 2012
Jerry Norman was a great scholar who has changed the way we look at Chinese.
Monday, July 09, 2012
Jerry Norman was a magnificent scholar, a generous teacher and a kind man. I owe him much. Francoise and I express our condolences to Stella, his children and his grandchildren. May you all find peace and comfort in the memory of a life lived so very well. Warmest regards, Stephen and Francoise Durrant (Paris, July 9).
Monday, July 09, 2012
Although we exchanged a few emails, I met Jerry only once when he showed off his new English Manchu dictionary to a second year Mongolian class at Harvard with Bosson. I had written what was essentially my first real paper about personal pronouns in Tibetan. He was extremely encouraging and kind and charming. I have often thought of him fondly since, esp. after the publication of his Festschrift.
Monday, July 09, 2012
Jerry Norman was a very kind person who served as a member of my Ph.D. committee shortly after F.K. Li retired from the Univ of Wash. I have learned much from Jerry in person as well as from his solid scholarly work. It was only a few days ago I saw him last, and his mind was just as clear as before, but it was "idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis" that took his life. Alas, we lost yet another great individual and a true scholar.
Ken Takashima (currently in Seattle)
Monday, July 09, 2012
To me, Jerry was a model of what a fine scholar should be: bold, honest, careful, and without a trace of arrogance. It is a great privilege to have known him.
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2012-6-12 This is the last pic I took with him when i graduated from UW in 2009.

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