Camerino Pacific-Rim Art
Hua Mu-Lan was the beautiful daughter of a Chinese
general. He had no sons, so he taught Mu-Lan all he
knowew about martial arts and warfare strategies.
When the Emperor called upon her father to lead the
troops into battle, he was unable to go because of
failing health. Being the devoted and dutiful daughter
that she was, Mu-Lan disguised herself as a man and
took her father's place on the battlefield. She won all
the battles, and was awarded the rank of general.
While the war raged on, she fell in love with a fellow
officer. He had no idea she was a woman. After the
war was over, he came to visit his "comrade in arms",
and she finally revealed her true identity to him. He
promptly fell in love with her goodness and beauty,
and they were married and lived to a ripe old age.
|Courage & Devotion
18" x 24" Lithograph
|Courage and Devotion
by Caroline Young