Mulan is no doubt a household name for Chinese people. “The Ballad of Mulan”, a poem dated back to the fifth or sixth century C.E., has been in Chinese textbooks since the early 1900s. Almost every kid in Chinese middle schools knows Mulan’s story well and can recite at least part of the poem. 

Although Mulan is probably the most famous female warrior, there were also many other inspiring female icons in ancient China. Let’s get to know two fearless women: Liang Hongyu and Qin Liangyu.



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