Despite its global success, the animated Disney film Mulan (1998) did not win the hearts of many Chinese. In 2009, a Chinese live-action film Hua Mulan came out with the claim of presenting its own Mulan tale to the world. By viewing this film as a dialogical site, the article explores first, the historical continuity of Hua Mulan’s ideological values through the construction of her Chineseness; second, the film’s unprecedented female voice and, through it, the critical retelling of gender and nation, which have been core issues in Mulan’s filmmaking traditions in mainland China; and third, the multivocal space created by a younger generation’s views on this film.
Li, Jing. "Retelling the Story of a Woman Warrior in Hua Mulan (花木兰, 2009): Constructed Chineseness and the Female Voice." Marvels & Tales 32.2 (2019). Web. <https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol32/iss2/9>.