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Trung Sisters - Trung Trac and Trung Nhi

Daughters of a military chief and members of the Hung royal family, these sisters, Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, led an insurrection against the Chinese, winning national independence for Vietnam in 40 CE, then losing their battle to the Chinese in 43 CE. Find biographies, illustrations, citations from literature and information about these warrior queens and national heroes.
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Female Heroes - The Trung Sisters
This sketch with an illustration is part of a series on the Women in World History Curriculum site.

Literature Commemorates the Trung Sisters
A retelling of the traditional Vietnamese story of Trung Trac and Trung Nhi. Includes an illustration from a carving showing their battle.

The Trung Sisters
Danuta Bois' sketch of these Vietnamese heroines who ruled briefly as co-queens.

The Trung Sisters
This student summary of the story of Trung Trac and Trung Nhi puts them in the context of heroines of those Vietnamese women who battled against French and American power in the 20th century.

Trung Sisters
A part of the Equity Online site promoting equal education, the site includes quotes from a 15th century poem about Trung Trac and Trung Nhi.

The Trung Sisters Day
A story of the rebellious sisters and a bit of information about the holiday honoring them, now observed as Vietnamese National Women Day.

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