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Sessue Hayakawa Silent Cinema and Transnational Stardom

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ISBN-10: 0822339692

ISBN-13: 9780822339694

Edition: 2007

Authors: Daisuke Miyao

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This critical biography of Sessue Hayakawa, a Japanese actor who became a popular silent film star in the US, looks at how Hollywood treated issues of race and nationality in the early 20th century.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 3/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.14" wide x 8.82" long x 1.14" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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Emperor, Buddhist, Spy, or Indian: The Pre-Star Period of Sessue Hayakawa (1914-15)
A Star Is Born: The Transnational Success of The Cheat and Its Race and Gender Politics
Screen Debut: O Mimi San, or The Mikado in Picturesque Japan
Christianity versus Buddhism: The Melodramatic Imagination in The Wrath of the Gods
Doubleness: American Images of Japanese Spies in The Typhoon
The Noble Savage and the Vanishing Race: Japanese Actors in "Indian Films"
Villain, Friend, or Lover: Sessue Hayakawa's Stardom at Lasky-Paramount (1916-18)
The Making of an Americanized Japanese Gentleman: The Honorable Friend and Hashimura Togo
More Americanized than the Mexican: The Melodrama of Self-Sacrifice and the Genteel Tradition in Forbidden Paths
Sympathetic Villains and Victim-Heroes: The Soul of Kura San and The Call of the East
Self-Sacrifice in the First World War: The Secret Game
The Cosmopolitan Way of Life: The Americanization of Sessue Hayakawa in Magazines
"Triple Consciousness": Sessue Hayakawa's Stardom at Haworth Pictures Corporation (1918-22)
Balancing Japaneseness and Americanization: Authenticity and Patriotism in His Birthright and Banzai
Return of the Americanized Orientals: Robertson-Cole's Expansion and Standardization of Sessue Hayakawa's Star Vehicles
The Mask: Sessue Hayakawa's Redefinition of Silent Film Acting
The Star Falls: Postwar Nativism and the Decline of Sessue Hayakawa's Stardom
Stardom and Japanese Modernity: Sessue Hayakawa in Japan
Americanization and Nationalism: The Japanese Reception of Sessue Hayakawa