It's Friday (day 5) of week 5. I realize there is a lot of pain, anxiety and stress in the community right now for a ton of different reasons; as a reminder: the College has counseling services available to you even if you are not on campus.
Remember that from my point of view, mental health issues are a reason to ask for an extension on assignments; I don't need to see a doctor's note.
Schedule for today
|HST439||Your blog post for week 5 is due tonight. Take on board the comments and discussion from Hypothes.is group HST439. Don't forget to collect your points in the Canvas Declaration Quiz!|
Muhlenberg Community Activities
- 2pm: Live webinar discussion of Exit West (scroll down the page)
- 3pm: Virtual Trivia Zoom, organized by the Muhlenberg Activities Council. Theme this week is General Knowledge! Prizes include gift cards and Berg Bookshop Merch. Competition will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom.
- Sponsored by Student Engagement
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Weekend "Long Read"
I don't intend to watch the new Mulan movie, but I intend to find some time and sit down with these movie reviews!
- James Millward reminds us that the Ballad of Mulan has distinct non-Han origins (meaning it's not what most Americans would think of as "Chinese")
- Evan Nicoll-Johnson follows up with a twitter thread to fill out what appear to be a few scholarly details, but actually have implications for the non-scholarly audience, too.
- Kelly Hammond does what all historians love doing when they see a "historical" piece, and goes looking for the mistakes and inaccuracies. Also, it's called "I watched Mulan, so you don't have to," and I think I trust Prof. Hammond on this one.
- Finally, if you still think the lush costuming and the beautiful world of the Tang, in which the Disney film is purportedly set, save the film, please take a look at this detailed analysis on the Hanfugirl blog, especially if you're in HST137! Turns out things change over a period of some 2000 years... who'd have thought?
Conclusion? The animated film was actually pretty ok (even if I am not sure I can handle the songs, but that's a personal opinion).