Searching online for the new Disney film Mulan in 2020, you will see topics about Chinese culture, feminism, and the boycotting of the movie along with other controversies in the current political climate. But one very important critique seems to have been neglected. That is, the manufacturers of the film do not know, or more likely, do not care about Chinese history and culture at all! In response, this article will present evidence of this point, which is deadly obvious to the Chinese audience but may not be known by people from a different background.
The film attempts to recreate the very successful Disney cartoon version of Mulan made in 1998, but it is confusing, as Disney has chosen to portray the matchmaker character with Japanese geisha-like cosmetics.