• biotelyn

    Love this one! This is one that should be a movie.

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  • Shaeleigh

    I have Asian heroines rattling around in my head.
    Cixi
    She Taijun, Widow of General Yang
    Queen Seondeok of Silla
    Alternately, her rival, the possibly-fictional Lady Mishil
    Queen Inhyun, Queen Jang Ok-Jung, and Choi Sukbin of Korea (listed together because their stories overlap. Think of them as the Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, and Jane Seymour of Korea)
    Queen Suriyothai of Thailand
    Empress Jingu of Japan
    Ban Zhao, published authoress in Confucian Han China
    Wu Mei, founder of a martial art style
    Princess Jeongmyeong of Korea, banished from the palace in a coup, she spend years fighting to get back.
    Oghul Ghaimish of the Mongols, would-be Khan

    I know she’s not really asian, but also Sophia Alekseyevna, sister to Peter the Great

  • Marie Antoinette

    How intriguing…

  • Thank you! I had most of the people you listed, although often under different spellings, but Jeongmyeong and Oghul Ghaimish were largely new to me. Clearly I need to watch more K-dramas, my knowledge of Korean history is lacking.

  • Lysander

    I’m guessing someone related to Tibet. Don’t know who exactly, but China tends to deny that country exists and throws fits whenever someone mentions it in a movie or some other form of media.

  • Shaeleigh

    These were suggestions, not guesses. Sorry.

  • Shaeleigh

    Try Doomed Queens by Kris Waldherr