FUJIKI Hideaki

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2006 to Jun 2007

Hideaki Fujiki is an Associate Professor of Graduate School of Letters at Nagoya University, Japan.  He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in film studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His research has been focused on the historical formation and transformation of the film star system in pre-war Japan.  It is an attempt to show how stars' popularity and respectability shaped up on the basis of their visual representations, image circulation, public reception, and other socio-historical conditions.  His current project is to examine cinema as an intersection between consumer culture and national education in Japan from the 1910s through the 1950s.