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Description - Mulan by Shiamin Kwa

The legend of Mulan-the daughter who disguises herself as a man, dons her father's armor, and heads off to war in his place-remains one of the most popular Chinese folktales despite (or because of) its lack of supernatural demonstrations or interventions. In addition to a translation of the earliest recorded version of the legend, this volume offers translations of several later iterations of the tale (including the screenplay of the hugely successful 1903 Chinese film Mulan Goes to War) that illustrate the many ways in which the basic story has been reinterpreted over centuries to reflect changes in Chinese cultural, political, and sexual attitudes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781603841962
ISBN-10: 1603841962
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 170
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Shiamin Kwa

Shiamin Kwa received her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Wilt L. Idema is Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University.

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