In this lesson, students will examine the relationship between gender roles and Confucian principles in pre-modern China by considering the extent to which the Mulan legend is compatible with the Confucian concept of filial piety. Students will read and discuss texts on filial piety by Confucian scholars, as well as three different works of Chinese literature based on the Mulan legend from three distinct time periods.
Lam, Kitty. "Mulan and Filial Piety: Lesson Plan." (2016). http://digitalcommons.imsa.edu/ancient_world/1