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Embodying the Modern

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

in Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831820
eISBN:
9780824868772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831820.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the filmic image of the idealized, athletic Japanese body, which presents a tangible confirmation of Japan as a modern nation—that is, the body quite literally represents a ... More


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