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Hua Mulan

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Fa Mulan
A drawing of Mulan from Gathering Gems of Beauty (畫麗珠萃秀)
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Hua Mulan (Chinese: 花木蘭) is a legendary warrior from China. The stories about her are set during various times in China's history. She was first written about in a ballad called the Ballad of Mulan (Chinese: 木蘭辭). In the ballad, Hua Mulan takes her father's place in the army. She practiced martial arts such as kung fu, and was skilled with a sword. She fought for twelve years and became famous, but she refused any reward.

Hua Mulan is a real person and did save China.[1]

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References

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  1. Mann, Susan (1997). Precious Records: Women in China's Long Eighteenth Century. Stanford University Press. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-8047-2744-0.

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