Liu Yifei in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan. Photo: Disney via AP
Liu Yifei in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan. Photo: Disney via AP
Sin Wen Lau
Opinion

Opinion

Sin Wen Lau and Shih-Wen Sue Chen

Disney’s Mulan tells women if they know their place, they can ‘have it all’

  • Disney’s adaptation is a more conservative telling of an ancient story – and the place of women – than some historical Chinese renditions
  • While Mulan might claim to be a tale of female empowerment, ultimately this film is about how women will only be rewarded if they know their place

Liu Yifei in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan. Photo: Disney via AP
Liu Yifei in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan. Photo: Disney via AP
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