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. Fujiki's research mainly explores the industrial and socio-cultural history of Japanese film stardom and the local reception of American and European films in relation to Japanese modernity; the history of film audiences in Japan, especially the construction of social subjectivity, the period of the Japanese empire and questions of nationalism, citizenship and transmediality; and ecological issues in contemporary Japanese and other documentary cinema regarding the depiction of radiation, animals, waste, the Anthropocene and the public sphere.

Recent Publications: 

Making Personas: Transnational Film Stardom in Modern Japan (Harvard University Asia Center, 2013)

The Japanese Cinema Book, co-ed. with Alastair Phillips (London: British Film Institute/Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming).

“Problematizing Life: Documentary Film on the 3.11 Nuclear Catastrophe.” In Fukushima and the Arts: Negotiating Nuclear Disaster, eds. Kristina Iwata Weickgenannt and Barbara Geilhorn (London and New York: Routledge, 2016), 90-109.

“Networking Citizens through Film Screenings: Cinema and Media in the Post-3.11 Social Movement.” Media Convergence in Japan, eds. Jason G. Karlin and Patrick Galbraith (Ann Arbor, MI: Kinema Club, 2016), 60-87.