|A drawing of Mulan from Gathering Gems of Beauty (畫麗珠萃秀)|
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 considered a legend, rather than a historical person.
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- Mann, Susan. Precious Records: Women in China's Long Eighteenth Century. Stanford University Press; 1 edition (May 1, 1997). p. 208. ISBN 978-0804727440
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Hua Mulan at Wikimedia Commons
- Works related to Ballad of Mulan at Wikisource
- Kwa, Shiamin; Idema, Wilt L. (2010), Mulan: Five Versions of a Classic Chinese Legend with Related Texts, Hackett Publishing, ISBN 1603848711