FUJIKI Hideaki

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2006 to Jun 2007

Hideaki Fujiki is a Professor of the Graduate School of Humanities 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.