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December 26, 2003 10:14 AM   Subscribe

The Ballad of Mulan in Chinese calligraphy by, er, Mi Fei; also translated into English. Via the Mulan FAQ.
posted by nthdegx (6 comments total)
The Disney version was just on TV, and I do think it rocks, as Disney films go.
posted by nthdegx at 10:16 AM on December 26, 2003

My. How fortunate for Disney that this story was available in the public domain.

(copyright snarkiness notwithstanding, I must agree that the movie did indeed rock.)
posted by jeffj at 11:03 AM on December 26, 2003

Except for the songs. They were all pretty forgettable.
posted by sonofsamiam at 11:17 AM on December 26, 2003

Google cache of the Mulan FAQ.
posted by nthdegx at 1:25 PM on December 26, 2003

Good link.

More Chinese novels here - 'Journey to the West' (or 'Monkey') is a long-time favourite of mine.
posted by plep at 1:28 PM on December 26, 2003

Every Mainland Chinese woman I have ever spoken to about the Disney version of the story (and I am at a public university in NYS, so that is a few, but by no means more than say, 35) thinks that representation of the story is insulting and absurd. I have only given the poem a cursory glance, but I will be interested in doing a better reading and asking a few of these women after intercession about it
posted by oflinkey at 10:45 PM on December 26, 2003

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