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. He is currently working on The Japanese Cinema Book (coedited with Alastair Phillips, British Film Institute, forthcoming), and on cinema audience as well as on cinema and ecology.
Making Personas: Transnational Film Stardom in Modern Japan (Harvard University Asia Center, 2013)