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Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926-1945

Hikari Hori


The early Showa Era (1926-45), which roughly coincides with the Nazi years (1920-45) and Mussolini’s ‘venti anni’ (1921-43), is generally assumed to be a dogmatically and fanatically nationalist period, and due this putative monomania is often seen as a straightforward subject to study. To the contrary, this book reveals a very different picture of the Japanese popular media of this time period. The book examines the ways in which Japanese film and visual culture responded to the issues of the day, producing adaptations of Hollywood genre films; admiring pioneering film theories from Russia an ... More

Keywords: Japanese film, war, Hirohito, melodrama, female filmmakers, animation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501714542
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501714542.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hikari Hori, author
Toyo University