Today I learned about Mabel Ping-Hua Lee (1896-1966), a Chinese-American suffragist. At the age of 16, she was invited to help lead a march of 10,000 people up Fifth Avenue. womensvote100.org/the-suf…
Han Zhijun has been described as "China's most mysterious first lady". Han never accompanied Chairman Hua on business trips abroad and the two rarely appeared in public together. Reportedly, Han continued to cycle to and from work en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
The Disney film 'Mulan' is based on the 6th century Chinese poem 'Hua Mulan' which describes a woman, disguised as a man, who takes her father's place in the army. In Chinese, Mulan means "Magnolia" & it's believed she was from Hebei province in Northern Wei. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hua…
Hua Mulan was a Chinese warrior woman who lived during the Northern and Southern dynasties and fought for 12 years. It’s possible that she was a real person, but it is largely believed that her story is fictional syfy.com/syfywire/the-rea…
Chairman Mao originally groomed his son to succeed him as head of China but he was killed in the Korean war. None of Mao's other children or wives were fit to succeed him so he appointed non-relative successor Hua Guofeng ibtimes.com/column-what-m…
Hua Mulan, same character from Disney's movie, decided to commit suicide rather than deal with her father’s death, her mother remarrying, and ”Khan summoning her to the palace to become his concubine.” ​ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hua…
In the late 1970s, North Korea briefly experimented with Chinese-style reforms. Beijing provided North Korea with a USD$100 million loan but Hua Guofeng, the Chinese leader who had made this agreement to support North Korea economically, lost power and the agreement was canceled nknews.org/2018/01/when-n…
When Hua Guofeng arrived in Beijing in February 1971, he was virtually unknown. Yet just five-and-a-half years later he succeeded Mao as China’s paramount leader, catapulted over the heads of veteran revolutionaries, seasoned senior administrators and accomplished Marxist theoreticians link.springer.com/chapter…
An early Chinese surgeon named Hua Tuo used Cannabis mixed with wine as an anaesthetic. As a result the Chinese term for "anesthesia" (mΓ‘zui 麻醉) literally means "cannabis intoxication". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
'Da Shu Hua' is a traditional Molten Iron Throwing Festival in China originating around 500 years ago in-which blacksmiths throw heated iron into the air for fireworks like effect (pictures included) amusingplanet.com/2016/06…
The world's oldest color printed book is Chinese and is called "Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu". It is a calligraphy and painting manual dating from 1633. thisiscolossal.com/2015/0…
Disney got Mulan's name wrong. Instead of Fa Mulan, it is actually Hua Mulan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hua…
After Mao died without a successor, a man named Hua became the next Chinese leader as he was able to produce something that he considered to be a 'testament' in Mao's handwriting. The note said "With you in charge, I'm at ease", while Mao's wife challenged Hua for power by forging a note chineseposters.net/themes…
Chairman Mao's successor Hua Guofeng started a personality campaign to groom his image as much as possible to resemble Mao, by publishing posters that showed himself in Mao poses and even adopted his predecessor's swept-back hairdo. Hua was out of office within a few years chineseposters.net/themes…
In Tang Dynasty China (600s-900s AD), women wearing men's clothing was a fashion trend. Normally a taboo in China, it was made acceptable by the Li Clan's (the Imperial Family's) women- notably Princess Pingyang- who actually commanded armies during the Dynasty's foundational wars. newhanfu.com/what-did-the…
Fa Ping, the name Mulan chooses while posing as a man, is a pun on the chinese expression for "Eye Candy" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…

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