Making Personas: Transnational Film Stardom in Modern Japan

Making Personas: Transnational Film Stardom in Modern Japan

by Hideaki Fujiki


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674065697
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/13/2014
Series: Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series , #79
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Hideaki Fujiki is Professor of Cinema and Japanese Studies at Nagoya University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Note on Japanese Names and Translations xv

Introduction 1

Part I Early Domestic Film Stardom

1 Benshi as Stars 29

2 Performative Virtuosity and Honorific Stature 50

Part II The Japanese Embrace of American Stars

3 The Proliferation of American Film Stars 91

4 American Film Stars Reshaping Japanese Culture 128

Part III Forming New Domestic Film Stardom

5 Restructuring the Star System 161

6 Replacing the Onnagata 192

7 Establishing Japanese Actresses: Tachibana Teijiro to Kurishima Sumiko 218

Part IV Film Stars and Modern Girls

8 Modern Girls and Clara Bow 249

9 The Respectable Modern Girl: Natsukawa Shizue 279

Conclusion 305

Notes 315

Bibliography 367

Index 393

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