Write a summary of a new adaptation of the Mulan story (invented by you) and describe how it’s different from previous versions.

1. Compare the two text versions (Anonymous, “Poem of Mulan,” translated by Wilt Idema and Wei Yuanfu, “Song of Mulan,” translated by Wilt Idema) with the film adaptation Lady General Hua Mu-lan 花木蘭 . Compare and contrast each text and film’s reaffirmation and/or subversion of gender norms.

2.Write a summary of a new adaptation of the Mulan story (invented by you) and describe how it’s different from previous versions.

For question 2:
Creativity. Does your work offer a novel perspective on the source text?
o Effort / depth of engagement with the source text. Is it apparent from your work
that you’ve thought about the source material, or did you just throw something
together without thinking about it?
o Achievement. Does your work do what your reflection says it does?
o Note: aesthetic mastery is not a criterion for grading. You will not be graded on
your innate talent as a poet or artist. Your reflection, and the level of engagement
it demonstrates, is crucial.

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