Mulan's Legend and Legacy in China and the United States
Dong, Lan (Author)
paperback Temple University Press
Table of Contents:
List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Prologue -- 2. Heroic Lineage: Military Women and Lady Knights-Errant in Premodern China -- 3. From a Courageous Maiden in Legend to a Virtuous Icon in History -- 4. The White Tiger Mythology: A Woman Warrior's Autobiography -- 5. One Heroine, Many Characters: Mulan in American Picture Books -- 6. Of Animation and Mulan's International Fame -- 7. Epilogue -- Appendix -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
In this work, Lan Dong traces the development of Mulan and asks, 'Who is the real Mulan?' and 'What does authenticity mean for the critic looking at this story?'. Dong charts this character's literary voyage across historical and geographical borders.