In 1976，Maxine Hong Kingston published her debut work The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts, which received tremendous interest and attention from American readership and critics, and has since been regarded as a literary classic. The narrative describes the overwhelming perplexities and traumas the author suffered growing up being the eldest daughter of a Chinese American immigrant couple, and how she was inspired by Chinese legendary heroine Mulan and other heroic Chinese figures so that she ended up growing out of racial and gender prejudices, thereby becoming a female warrior. In 1998, the release of Walt Disney Pictures’ animated feature film Mulan made Mulan more famous in the United States. This lecture focuses on how the image of Mulan changes in Kingston’s masterpiece The Woman Warrior as well as in the Disney film Mulan and what causes these remarkable transformations.
Associate Pro. DU Lixia Xi’an Jiaotong University
杜丽霞，西安交通大学英语系副教授，系主任。长期从事加拿大研究、美国文学、圣经研究、英汉文学翻译。近期发表的论文包括《圣经生态伦理新解》和《男性气质理论视角下<典型的美国佬>与<爱妻>男主人公研究》。即将出版的译作包括Claire and William Band夫妇所著的《龙牙：与中国游击队相处两年》以及陕西作家安黎所著的《时间的面孔》。
DU Lixia is Associate Professor and English Department Chair, Xi’an Jiaotong University. The fields she tills cover Canadian studies, American Literature studies, Bible studies as well as English and Chinese literary work translation. Her latest paper publications include “A Fresh Interpretation of the Bible’s Ecological Ethics” and “A Study on the Male Protagonists’ Masculinities in Gish Jen’s Typical American and The Love Wife”. Her up-coming translation publications include a translation of Clare and William Band’s Dragon Fangs: Two Years with Chinese Guerrillas, and The Face of Time by AN Li, a Shaanxi writer enjoying national fame.