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Mulan's Legend and Legacy in China and the United States : American Literatures Initiative (Temple University Press) - Lan Dong

Mulan's Legend and Legacy in China and the United States

American Literatures Initiative (Temple University Press)

By: Lan Dong

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Published: 29th January 2011
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Heroic women warriors as reflections of social and moral values

"This detailed, exhaustive exploration of Mulan's story from its earliest beginnings to its modern incarnations is essential to anyone interested in cross-cultural children's literature, Asian studies, and modern popular culture. With a lengthy bibliography that includes Chinese sources, it lights the way for future scholarship, and belongs in most academic libraries, especially where children's literature is studied." Children's Literature Association Quarterly , Fall 2011 "Scholars interested in the cross-cultural mutations of folktales as well as the surrounding cultural contexts that inform such iterations will find Dong's investigations fascinating." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, February 2012 "[C]ompelling... In mapping the convoluted trajectory of the Mulan figure, this book adds significantly to transnational American studies by showing the necessity of knowledges of both American and Chinese cultures for the hybrid figure." American Studies, Issue 52:1

List of Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prologuep. 1
Heroic Lineage: Military Women and Lady Knights-Errant in Premodern Chinap. 9
From a Courageous Maiden in Legend to a Virtuous Icon in Historyp. 51
The White Tiger Mythology: A Woman Warrior's Autobiographyp. 93
One Heroine, Many Characters: Mulan in American Picture Booksp. 123
Of Animation and Mulan's International Famep. 159
Epiloguep. 188
Appendixp. 195
Notesp. 201
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9781592139712
ISBN-10: 159213971X
Series: American Literatures Initiative (Temple University Press)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 29th January 2011
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.39