Liu Yifei plays Mulan in the live-action film of the same name, but what other female kung fu masters are out there? Photo: DisneyLiu Yifei plays Mulan in the live-action film of the same name, but what other female kung fu masters are out there? Photo: Disney
Liu Yifei plays Mulan in the live-action film of the same name, but what other female kung fu masters are out there? Photo: Disney

Mulan’s got company – 6 more female martial arts masters from Chinese fiction and folklore

Classic wuxia novels such as Legends of the Condor Heroes and The Smiling, Proud Wanderer are packed full of fierce female fighters, while the legend of Nie Yin’niang inspired the hit movie The Assassin, starring Shu Qi

Topic |   Martial arts
Liu Yifei plays Mulan in the live-action film of the same name, but what other female kung fu masters are out there? Photo: DisneyLiu Yifei plays Mulan in the live-action film of the same name, but what other female kung fu masters are out there? Photo: Disney
Liu Yifei plays Mulan in the live-action film of the same name, but what other female kung fu masters are out there? Photo: Disney
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