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Contents List of Illustrations 000 List of Abbreviations 000 Acknowledgments 000 Introduction 000 Part 1. Emperor, Buddhist, Spy, or Indian: The Pre-Star Period of Sessue Hayakawa (1914/15) 1. A Star Is Born: The Transnational Success of The Cheat and Its Race and Gender Politics 000 2. Screen Debut: O Mimi San, or The Mikado in Picturesque Japan 000 3. Christianity versus Buddhism: The Melodramatic Imagination in The Wrath of the Gods 000 4. Doubleness: American Images of Japanese Spies in The Typhoon 000 5. The Noble Savage and the Vanishing Race: Japanese Actors in "Indian Films" 000 Part 2. Villain, Friend, or Lover: Sessue Hayakawa's Stardom at Lasky-Paramount (1916/18) 6. The Making of an Americanized Japanese Gentleman: The Honorable Friend and Hashimura Togo 000 7. More Americanized than the Mexican: The Melodrama of Self-Sacrifice and the Genteel Tradition in Forbidden Paths 000 8. Sympathetic Villains and Victim-Heroes: The Soul of Kura San and The Call of the East 000 9. Self-Sacrifice in the First World War: The Secret Game 000 10. The Cosmopolitan Way of Life: The Americanization of Sessue Hayakawa in Magazines 000 Part 3. "Triple Consciousness": Sessue Hayakawa's Stardom at Haworth Pictures Corporation (1918/22) 11. Balancing Japaneseness and Americanization: Authenticity and Patriotism in His Birthright and Banzai 000 12. Return of the Americanized Orientals: Robertson-Cole's Expansion and Standardization of Sessue Hayakawa's Star Vehicles 000 13. The Mask: Sessue Hayakawa's Redefinition of Silent Film Acting 000 14. The Star Falls: Postwar Nativism and the Decline of Sessue Hayakawa's Stardom 000 Part 4. Stardom and Japanese Modernity: Sessue Hayakawa in Japan 15. Americanization and Nationalism: The Japanese Reception of Sessue Hayakawa 000 Epilogue 000 Notes 000 Filmography 000 Bibliography 000
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Hayakawa, Sesshêau, 1889-1973.