I am working on discussion question

The fox is right up there with the wolf in terms of inspiring tales and myths throughout history across the world, particularly foxes of the shape-changing variety–ranging from Cree stories about “Fox-Woman” and Hopi stories about “Letaiyo Kachina” to the ever-popular Japanese stories about “kitsune.”
But perhaps no culture has as elaborate a fox spirit mythology as the Chinese. By the Tang dynasty (618-907 C.E.) in China, fox worship and communication with fox spirits through divination was widespread across the entire Chinese Kingdom, and the fox spirit (known as the “huli jing”) was one of the most popular characters in literature.
Typically female, or non-binary, this being can represent many different things, depending on the author. But the most popular symbolic meaning tends to be:
a*things are not always what they seem,
b*human and animal nature are connected in ways that we don’t usually recognize
c*identity is fluid and ever changing
d*erotic/sex energy is dangerous
e*the wisdom of the spiritual world gives new perspectives on our everyday life
With this in mind, I want you to read one short piece of literature, an 18th century Chinese fable about the huli jing, uploaded under ContentReadings. It’s by Ji Yun, one of the most important politicians of 18th century China (serving in such roles as Head of the Department of War and Chief Librarian) as well as a famous Chinese writer.
After you read this fable, I then want you to watch the short anime about the huli jing also uploaded under ContentReadings. It’s based on a short story by the contemporary writer Ken Liu. Trigger warning: there are depictions of [anime] violence in this short piece. I’ve edited out the most egregious ones but if you need to skip a minute ahead here and there–please do so. Or alternatively, feel free to read the text the anime is based on, which is available here
http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/good-hunting-part-1-of-2/, rather than watching the anime.
After you read the one piece and watch the other, simply write here about:
1*The similarities and differences of the depiction of the huli jing in the two pieces. Does the huli jing, for example, symbolize different things in the 18th century fable versus the 21st century anime? Similar things? What are these?
2*Anything else you find interesting or resonant in the two pieces.
no more than 300 words