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Daisuke Miyao's *Japonisme and the Birth of Cinema
now available from Duke University Press. Miyao reveals the undetected
influence that Japanese art and aesthetics had on early cinema and the
pioneering films of the Lumiére brothers.
Daisuke Miyao is Professor and Hajime Mori Chair in Japanese Language and
Literature at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of *The
Aesthetics of Shadow: Lighting* *and Japanese Cinema *and *Sessue Hayakawa:
Silent Cinema and Transnational Stardom*, both also published by Duke
University Press, and *Cinema Is a Cat: A Cat Lover's Introduction to Film
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