This is a story of modern China, through the eyes of girls sent far from home to learn kungfu. It’s a tale of parental aspirations – peasants struggling in the impoverished countryside, where daughters are traditionally viewed as inferior to sons – and aspirations of the girls themselves – adolescents with dreams of their own, but who remain bound by pressures from home. And it's rare for Chinese girls to learn kungfu; boys typically outnumber them by more than 30 to one.
Treating the school as a microcosm of contemporary China, we see ancient traditions set against modern realities, parental expectations clash with childhood dreams, and a setting in which boys dominate... but girls very much fight back.
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