Understanding Mulan: controversy, culture, feminism and China

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Understanding Mulan: controversy, culture, feminism and China

The Ballad of Mulan is a 1,500 year old poem many Chinese kids learn to recite. Amidst the release of the latest Disney remake of Mulan, journalist Elaine Yau unpacks the controversies, the #BoycottMulan and the #RealMulan campaigns and criticisms of the 'Western' influences on this film as it prepares to open in Chinese cinemas. Gender studies academic Ting Guo explains the deeper meaning of Mulan, its cinematic incarnations in Hong Kong and mainland China through the decades and the original…
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The Ballad of Mulan is a 1,500 year old poem many Chinese kids learn to recite. Amidst the release of the latest Disney remake of Mulan, journalist Elaine Yau unpacks the controversies, the #BoycottMulan and the #RealMulan campaigns and criticisms of the 'Western' influences on this film as it prepares to open in Chinese cinemas. Gender studies academic Ting Guo explains the deeper meaning of Mulan, its cinematic incarnations in Hong Kong and mainland China through the decades and the original…
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