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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 79

Making Personas

Transnational Film Stardom in Modern Japan

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674065697

Publication Date: 11/25/2013


424 pages

6 x 9 inches

8 color photos, 53 black and white photos

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series


  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on Japanese Names and Translations
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Early Domestic Film Stardom
    • 1. Benshi as Stars
    • 2. Performative Virtuosity and Honorific Stature
  • Part II. The Japanese Embrace of American Stars
    • 3. The Proliferation of American Film Stars
    • 4. American Film Stars Reshaping Japanese Culture
  • Part III. Forming New Domestic Film Stardom
    • 5. Restructuring the Star System
    • 6. Replacing Onnagata
    • 7. Establishing Japanese Actresses: Tachibana Teijirō to Kurishima Sumiko
  • Part IV. Film Stars and Modern Girls
    • 8. Modern Girls and Clara Bow
    • 9. The Respectable Modern Girl: Natsukawa Shizue
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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