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Hua Mulan

China 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.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

花木蘭

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

木蘭


木兰

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Mandarin mù lán / mu4 lan2
Taiwan mu lan
Japanese mokuren / もくれん
Chinese lily magnolia (Magnolia liliflora); Mulan county in Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Ha1 er3 bin1], Heilongjiang; see 花木蘭|花木兰[Hua1 Mu4 lan2]
Japanese (kana only) lily magnolia (Magnolia quinquepeta, Magnolia liliiflora); (female given name) Mokuren

木蘭縣

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Mandarin mù lán xiàn / mu4 lan2 xian4
Taiwan mu lan hsien
Chinese Mulan county in Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Ha1 er3 bin1], Heilongjiang

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Hua Mulan花木蘭
花木兰
huā mù lán
hua1 mu4 lan2
hua mu lan
huamulan
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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