Meet the cross-dressing Chinese princess who became a Japanese spy
In 1925 China’s Manchurian Princess ‘Joan of Arc’ Kawashima Yoshiko(left) dressed as a boy to attend university in Japan. She would go on to become an important figure in the Japanese military. Sadly, her exploits with the Japanese army resulted in her being executed as a traitor to the Chinese people because of her involvement with the Japanese during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
Learn more about this amazing woman in Phyllis Birnbaum’s “Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy”.