Event Title

Session B-3: Whose Reflection? Disney's Mulan and Depictions of Confucian Women

Session Number

B-3

Grade Level

HS

Start Date

3-3-2017 9:35 AM

End Date

3-3-2017 10:35 AM

Description

Thanks to Disney, people around the world are familiar with the story of Mulan, the legendary Chinese woman warrior. The animated film celebrates the extraordinary actions of someone who would otherwise be silent and hidden, as was the expectation for women in Confucian society. This session will compare the popularized American version of this story to the traditional Chinese accounts, analyzing the cultural ideals embedded in each. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of Confucian values and gender roles, as well as strategies to help students become more critical consumers of popular media.

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Mar 3rd, 9:35 AM Mar 3rd, 10:35 AM

Session B-3: Whose Reflection? Disney's Mulan and Depictions of Confucian Women

Thanks to Disney, people around the world are familiar with the story of Mulan, the legendary Chinese woman warrior. The animated film celebrates the extraordinary actions of someone who would otherwise be silent and hidden, as was the expectation for women in Confucian society. This session will compare the popularized American version of this story to the traditional Chinese accounts, analyzing the cultural ideals embedded in each. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of Confucian values and gender roles, as well as strategies to help students become more critical consumers of popular media.