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Gendering the Japanese Empire: Ri Kōran as ‘Transnational’ Star?

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, SOAS University of London, London WC1H 0XG, UK
Arts 2019, 8(4), 153; https://doi.org/10.3390/arts8040153
Received: 10 October 2019 / Revised: 10 November 2019 / Accepted: 19 November 2019 / Published: 21 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Japanese Transnational Cinema)
This paper aims to assess how Ri Kōran came to represent the gender dichotomies of the Japanese Empire. Looking at two propaganda films, Suzhou Nights (1941) and Sayon’s Bell (1943), I will work out how the roles she played are indicative of the gender roles in the Japanese Empire, taking into account her transnational star persona. View Full-Text
Keywords: Ri Koran; Li Xianglan; Yamaguchi Yoshiko; transnationality; Japanese Empire; propaganda films Ri Koran; Li Xianglan; Yamaguchi Yoshiko; transnationality; Japanese Empire; propaganda films
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Kirsch, G. Gendering the Japanese Empire: Ri Kōran as ‘Transnational’ Star? Arts 2019, 8, 153.

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