Season 6 has officially begun! We’re back with a historical fiction novel suggested by our beloved patron Grey (@grey_reads on insta): The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas. This is a retelling of the legend of Mulan from Chinese folklore.
- Recommend if you like…
- Mulan retellings, generally (Disney films included)
- Hafsah Faisal’s novels (We Hunt the Flame and We Free the Stars)
- Beneath the Moon by Yoshi Yoshitani
- Classic martial arts texts/films like Legend of the Condor Heroes and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
- re: writing systems, oral traditions, and grappling with “civilization”
- Further reading on the development of writing systems in China
- The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wenigrow really is mind blowing if you want to un/re-learn all there is to know about ancient humans and how we developed.
- in the episode, k says oral traditions have been around for tens of thousands of years…and that is on the lower end of estimates
- chest binding resources
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