A Modern Narration of "Mulan Enlists" in Shanghai and Guilin during the Anti-Japanese War Period
QIN Ya-meng;Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University;
A wave of presenting "Mulan Enlists" in the "Isolated Island" of Shanghai and the "Cultural City" of Guilin was observed during the Anti-Japanese War Period. In this article, several typical scripts are selected to assist the investigation of the making of heroines,new insights into the mentality of family and country, and the story of "Mulan Enlists" from the perspective of Guangxi opera reformation in wartime. The article examines the practical implications of the "Mulan Enlists" story in the anti-Japanese war discourse, based on an analysis of differences in the story presentations in Shanghai and Guilin, the difference of these presentations from its original version as well as the different cultural contexts in those two cities at various stages during the war. It focuses on an interpretation of scripts selected from cross-region and cross-media in order to reconstruct the historical sites, identify the discrepancy in presenting the "Mulan Enlists" story at different locations, and reveal new questions about the anti-Japanese war discourse.
【CateGory Index】： J120.9;K265