Daisuke Miyao’s book Sessue Hayakawa: Silent Cinema and Transnational Stardom is praised in today’s New York Times. Reviewing the new release of the DVD of The Dragon Painter, a 1919 film featuring Hayakawa, Dave Kehr writes, "The fascinating story of Hayakawa’s career, and the complicated
cultural forces that gave rise to it, is told in Daisuke Miyao’s superb
critical study. . . ."