The China lover: a novel

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2008.
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In her earliest days Ri Koran - a Japanese girl born in Manchuria who sang and acted in Japanese and Chinese - was forced to keep her Japanese identity a secret, to become a Manchurian singer and movie star playing Chinese beauties who fell in love with brave Japanese empire builders. In Tokyo, she returned to the screen as Yoshiko Yamaguchi, starring in films approved by American censors and designed to promote American style democracy.Before long, she decided to reinvent herself yet again by moving to the United States. Three months after Japan and the United States signed a peace treaty in San Francisco, Yamaguchi rededicated herself to pursuing a career in American movies, this time as Shirley Yamaguchi, playing exotic Japanese beauties who fall in love with American soldiers. But she was not just the subject of male fantasies on the cinema screen. She married the Japanese-American sculptor Isarnu Noguchi, who wanted her to he the perfect traditional Japanese woman. When her many roles, in life and in film, proved impossible to reconcile, Shirley left Noguchi, retired as an actress, and married a promising young Japanese diplomat.
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