History can be a fascinating lens to study every facet of life.  History of science brings alive the changes in scientific thinking.  History of literature follows the development of stories, plot devices, formats, and distribution.  Studying history helps us find the facts inside folklore.  If you are inspired to research start with these resources.  Then follow up with a librarian, in person on 4F or online.

Mickey Mouse Monopoly. 52 mins.  Media Education Foundation. 2014

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts.  Maxine Hong Kingston. Vintage, 1989.  Shanghai CT275.K5764 A33 1989

The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the end of Innocence.  Henry Giroux and Grace Pollock. Rowman & Littlefield, 2010.

The Columbia Anthology to Chinese Folk and Popular Literature.  Victor Mair. Columbia University Press, 2011.


Mulan: five versions of a classic Chinese legend with related texts.  Shiamin Kwa and WL Idema.  Hackett, 2010. PL2668.M83 E13 2010


Mulan’s Legend and Legacy in China and the United States.  Lan Dong, Temple University Press, 2011. PL2668.M833 D66 2011


Filial Piety and its divine rewards: the legend of Dong Yong and Weaving Maiden with related texts.  WL Idema.  Hackett, 2009.


Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy: the Story of Kawashima Yoshika, the cross-dressing spy who commanded her own army.  Phyllis Birnbaum, Columbia University Press, 2015.

Corporate Cultures and Global Brands.  Albrecht Rothacher.  World Scientific Pub, 2004.


The Icon Project: Architecture, Cities, and Capitalist Globalization.  Leslie Sklair. Oxford University Press, 2017.  Shanghai NA2543.G46 S59 2017

Gender, Race, and Class in media: a critical reader. Gail Dines.  Sage, 2014.  Shanghai P94.65.U6 G46 2015


The Political Economy of Disney.  Alexandre Bohas.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.