Gong Li as the Witch in Disney’s Mulan. Photo: YouTube Gong Li as the Witch in Disney’s Mulan. Photo: YouTube
Gong Li as the Witch in Disney’s Mulan. Photo: YouTube
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Mulan gets much wrong, not least about the Witch and the Matchmaker, who would have been excluded from society

  • In Chinese history, these figures were despised as part of ‘the three women and six hags’, a phrase still used to describe gossipmongers
  • Midwives, madams and medicine women were also among those who held disreputable professions

Gong Li as the Witch in Disney’s Mulan. Photo: YouTube Gong Li as the Witch in Disney’s Mulan. Photo: YouTube
Gong Li as the Witch in Disney’s Mulan. Photo: YouTube
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