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See also: mulan, mùlán, and Mùlán


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From Mandarin 木蘭木兰 (Mùlán, literally “magnolia”).

Proper noun[edit]

Mulan (countable and uncountable, plural Mulans)

  1. A female warrior from Chinese folklore.
  2. Any of several places in China:
    1. A county of Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
      • 1983, Chong-Sik Lee, Revolutionary Struggle in Manchuria: Chinese Communism and Soviet Interest, 1922-1945[1], University of California Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 222:
        Not only were the Korean Communists numerous, but their influence extended over a wide territory ranging from Chientao in the southeast to Ilan and Mulan in the southern part of Heilungkiang Province, where the Koreans had formed communities of their own.
      • 1992, Zhang, Zhimei, Foxspirit: A Woman in Mao's China[2], Quebec: Vehicule Press, →ISBN, →OCLC, →OL, page 168:
        We had no idea how long this period of “re-education” might last. We were to present ourselves within ten days to local officials in Mulan county, about four hours by road from Harbin.
      • 2022 April 4, “Xinhua Headlines: Eyeing food security, China strengthens domestic grain supply”, in huaxia, editor, Xinhua News Agency[3], archived from the original on 04 April 2022:
        "It was beyond my expectations when the average yield per mu (one mu equals about 666 square meters) exceeded 200 kg," said Zhang Xianwu, a farmer in Mulan County, Heilongjiang Province. Zhang planted over 530 hectares of the "Heinong 84" soybean last year.
      • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Mulan.
    2. A township in Huangpi district, Hubei, China
    3. A river in Fujian, China