Chinese-American actress Crystal Liu Yifei plays the title role in Disney’s Mulan. Photo: Disney

Mulan sparks different questions about Chinese identity in East and West

  • Delicate balance for Disney in its portrayal of China’s classic tale of female heroism
  • Too Americanised, or pandering to a mainland Chinese audience?
Topic |   China Society

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Chinese-American actress Crystal Liu Yifei plays the title role in Disney’s Mulan. Photo: Disney
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Liu hopes to win over the critics in Mulan. Photo: Disney

Mulan’s Crystal Liu Yifei: from ‘fairy sister’ to fierce Disney princess

  • Better known for her looks than her acting ability, China-born actress has had a mixed career to date
  • Her latest performance is as the Chinese princess Mulan
Topic |   Disney

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Liu hopes to win over the critics in Mulan. Photo: Disney
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