Kung Fu has always been more than just a sport or a training technique. For as long as people have been practicing martial arts in China, they have always been intimately tied to rebellion. Sascha […]
Olivia Bullock over at The World of Chinese has been running a really fun series about the “Badass Ladies of Chinese History’. They’re all quite interesting but my favourite so far has to be her […]
1. Ching Shih Known to the British as the “Terror of the South China Sea”, Ching Shih (1775-1844) started her life not as a pirate but a prostitute. But sometime in her early 20s she […]
1. Liang Hongyu Liang Hongyu (1102-1135) was a Song Dynasty general. She was the daughter of a military commander on the northern frontier and since childhood she had been trained in martial arts and archery. […]
Every kingdom in the world of Shuyan the Kung Fu Princess is based on a specific period of Chinese history. The Guer Empire, the nomadic invader from the west that threatens Shuyan’s kingdom of Nanfeng, […]
1. Wong Fei-Hung Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) is the foremost of China’s folk heroes, thanks in no small part to the sheer number of films made about him over the years. Since 1949 there have been […]
Each of the five kingdoms in the world of Shuyan the Kung Fu Princess is based on a different period of Chinese history. Shuyan’s home kingdom of Nan-Feng is based on the Song Dynasty (960-1280), an era […]
More than a few empresses and princesses have taken up arms over the long course of Chinese history. Here are five kick-ass royals from China’s past.