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Hua Mulan

huā mù lán
Hua Mulan Vertical Wall Scroll

花木蘭 is the name of the famous Chinese woman warrior Hua Mulan.

She was made famous in the west by Disney's animated movie, "Mulan."

Most of the historical information about her comes from an ancient poem. It starts with a concerned Mulan, as she is told a man from each family is to serve conscription in the army. Her father is too old, and her brother is too young. Mulan decides to take the place of her father. After twelve years of war, the army returns and the best warriors are awarded great posts in the government and riches. Mulan turns down all offers, and asks only for a good horse for the long trip home. When Mulan greets visiting comrades wearing her old clothes, they are shocked to find the warrior they rode into battle with for years was actually a woman.

Magnolia

mù lán
mokuren
Magnolia Vertical Wall Scroll

木蘭 is a general term for the magnolia (magnolia liliflora) or lily magnolia in Chinese and Japanese.

This can refer to any of the flowering plants or trees in the Magnolia genus.

In Chinese, this is also the name Mulan, as in Hua Mulan, the legendary woman warrior and folk hero of fifth-century China.

In Japanese, this can also be the female given name Mokuren.


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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Hua Mulan花木蘭
花木兰
huā mù lán
hua1 mu4 lan2
hua mu lan
huamulan
Magnolia木蘭
木兰
mokurenmù lán / mu4 lan2 / mu lan / mulan
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花木蘭


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huā mù lán / hua1 mu4 lan2
hua mu lan
Magnolia Vertical Wall Scroll
Hua Mulan, legendary woman warrior (c. fifth century), Northern dynasties folk hero recorded in Sui and Tang literature

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