Associate Professor of East Asian Languages Zhuoyi Wang recently gave an invited talk at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. “An Ambiguous Heroine: Mulan Joins the Army (1939) as Cultural Palimpsest” was presented as part of the university’s Academic Frontiers series.
Focusing on Disney’s Mulan (1998) and the 1939 Chinese film Mulan Joins the Army, Wang examined the long history of complex transformations of the cultural representation of Mulan’s folkloric character.
In addition, Wang was invited by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to serve as a discussant for a talk by University of Washington Professor Yomi Braester. “The City as Found Footage: The Reassemblage of Chinese Urban Space” was presented in Beijing
on July 4.