Hi, I’m Philip Naudus. I'm an American living in Taiwan with my wife and two kids.
Because I’m close to National Taiwan University, I enjoy visiting their archives. I wish I could say I’m a scholar, but I am one of the few people who visit the abandoned treasures in the back corner of the library. It is in the compressed stacks that I discovered a whole new world.
I have read over a dozen retellings of the Mulan legend in the original Chinese, and have made this website to share my knowledge with you.
Many thanks to Dr. Louise Edwards, author of Women Warriors and Wartime Spies of China, for taking the time to speak with me and answer my many questions.
If you would like to contact me, please click here.