A still from Disney’s 1998 animated film, Mulan. Photo: Alamy
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Disney has not ‘butchered’ Mulan – the Chinese tale of filial love has been subject to many interpretations

  • The story of the courageous female soldier, who fought so that her father wouldn’t have to, was first told in a poem
  • Written during the Northern Wei dynasty, feminism was not the narrative’s primary theme

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A still from Disney’s 1998 animated film, Mulan. Photo: Alamy
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