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Analysis

The Woman Warrior Allusions & Cultural References

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Chen Luan-feng (2.101)
  • Kuan Kung (2.103)
  • "The Seven Strange Tales of the Golden Bottle" (3.23)
  • "What Confucius Did Not Talk About" (3.23)
  • I Ching (3.80)
  • Chung-li Ch'uan (3.128)
  • Kao Chung (3.145)
  • Chen Luan-feng (3.147)
  • Li T'ieh-kuai (3.166)
  • Fa Mu Lan (2.3, 4.57)
  • Confucius (2.2, 3.23, 5.134)
  • Gold Mountain News (3.185, 4.178, 5.141)
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (5.144)
  • Ts'ai Yung (5.195)
  • Ts'ai Yen (5.195-197)

Historical References

  • Chang Chung-ching (3.15)
  • Wei Pang (3.148)
  • First Emperor of Ch'in (3.162)
  • Sun Yat-sen (3.15, 3.181, 5.38)
  • Chiang Kai-shek (5.38)
  • Chairman Mao Zedong (1.48, 3.75, 5.123, 5.186, 5.195)

Pop Culture References

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