ISBN-10:
1603841970
ISBN-13:
9781603841979
Pub. Date:
09/14/2010
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Mulan: Five Versions of a Classic Chinese Legend, with Related Texts

Mulan: Five Versions of a Classic Chinese Legend, with Related Texts

by Shiamin Kwa, Wilt L. Idema
Current price is , Original price is $43.0. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.

Overview

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. This volume offers lively translations of the earliest recorded version of the legend and several later iterations of the tale (including the screenplay of the hugely successful 1939 Chinese film Mulan Joins the Army), illustrating the many ways that reinterpretations of this basic story reflect centuries of changes in Chinese cultural, political, and sexual attitudes. An Introduction traces the evolution of the Mulan legend and its significance in the history of Chinese popular culture. Annotation explaining terms and references unfamiliar to Western readers, a glossary, and a comprehensive bibliography further enhance the value of this volume for both scholars and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603841979
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/14/2010
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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.

What People are Saying About This

Hugh R. Clark

"Idema's scholarship . . . [and his] ability to translate popular texts into comparably idiomatic English are outstanding achievements."--(Hugh R. Clark, Ursinus College)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Mulan: Five Versions of a Classic Chinese Legend, with Related Texts 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flies in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sighed softly and goes to the seventh res.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No bios here. People will get to know you here. Be a villain or a hero, witch or knight, troll or dwarf. Each res is labeled for your convience. You can be a disney character or make one yourself, but stay in the guidelines of disnetly characters! Swearing, battling, and trickering is aloowed. But no se<_>x!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is an Ogre welcome here? <p> -Shrek
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vcsjm
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A medium height girl walked in, dressed in a green tunic, leggings, and leather ankle boots. Strapped to her back was a bow and seven deadly arrows.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pulls out a gun and shoots everyone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She yawns sadly.