Ten Ancient Chinese Women Warriors

January 12, 2011
Editor: Zhao Chenxi

 

Mao, Wife of Fudeng

 

Ten Ancient Chinese Women Warriors
Warrior, horsewoman and archer Mao, wife of Fudeng. [zhige.net]

Fudeng was grandson of Fujian, Emperor of Qian Qin Dynasty (351-394). When Fujian died, Fudeng led the remaining troops in battle against Yao Chang, the country's enemy. Fudeng's beautiful wife Mao was an accomplished horsewoman and archer. She fought heroically after Yao Chang's troops surrounded her army, shooting with her bow 700 enemy soldiers. Outnumbered, she was captured by the enemy Yao Chang, who admired her beauty and wanted her as his wife. When Mao refused, Yao Cheng executed her.

 

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