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** Li Shimin, second son of the previous emperor, had his brothers killed to take the throne.

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** Li Shimin, second son of the previous emperor, emperor Tang Gaozu, had his brothers killed to take the throne.throne, in what was historically known as the "Coup at Xuan Wu Gate".


''Choukakou'' (also known as 长歌行, ''Chang Ge Xing'', ''Chang Ge's Journey'' or ''Song of the Long March'') is an ongoing manhua series by Xia Da. It tells the story of Li Chang Ge, a young Chinese princess plotting revenge against the man who killed her family: Li Shimin, Emperor Taizong of Tang.

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''Choukakou'' (also known as 长歌行, ''Chang Ge Xing'', ''Chang Ge's Journey'' or ''Song of the Long March'') is an ongoing a manhua series by Xia Da. It tells the story of Li Chang Ge, a young Chinese princess plotting revenge against the man who killed her family: Li Shimin, Emperor Taizong of Tang.Tang.

Unfortunately the series is presently on hiatus due to the original Chinese publishing company stealing Xia Da's right's to the work and making their own modifications. Xia Da has decided not to publish any more material of the work until she wins the legal battle and gets her rights to the work back; she has promised that the work lives and will be completed, however.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Sun developed this for Chang Ge, thinking of "him" as a " brother", even pretty early on in their relationship. [[spoiler: Then he found out that Chang Ge had covertly took control of the 18 horsemen of Yanyun and felt betrayed. And THEN he discovered that Chang Ge is a SweetPollyOliver. Judging from chapter 33, the protective feeling is still there, but he's understandably a bit conflicted.]]


* ActionGirl: Li Chang Ge, the female protagonist.
* ArrangedMarriage: Chang Ge narrowly avoids this when she was very young.

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* ActionGirl: Li Chang Ge, the female protagonist.Ge can really hustle and is a good shot with a repeating crossbow.
* ArrangedMarriage: Chang Ge narrowly avoids this a political marraige when she was very young.



* GuileHero: Chang Ge, in spades. Chang Ge is actively trying to slay her uncle, "the Emperor" as [[YouKilledMyFather revenge]] using just her intelligence, her connections with people in high positions are no longer usable since she is [[DeathFakedForYou supposedly dead]] but does continue to use and remember their teachings.

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* GuileHero: Chang Ge, in spades. Chang Ge is actively trying to slay her uncle, "the Emperor" as [[YouKilledMyFather revenge]] using just her intelligence, her connections with people in high positions are no longer usable since she is [[DeathFakedForYou supposedly dead]] but does continue to use and remember their teachings.



* TheHorde: The Turks.

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* %%* TheHorde: The Turks.



** [[spoiler: Mimi]]
* MenActWomenAre: The story is set in ImperialChina so the culture and society there is very much attuned to this idea. However the manhua makes it a point to show that that is not the case in this story. As a child, Chang Ge couldn't understand how she was anything like the delicate ladies in the palace and how she was "not" like the men who were running the country.

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** %%** [[spoiler: Mimi]]
* MenActWomenAre: The story is set in ImperialChina so the culture and society there is very much attuned to this idea. However However, the manhua makes it a point to show that that is not the case in this story. As a child, Chang Ge couldn't understand how she was anything like the delicate ladies in the palace and how she was "not" like the men who were running the country.



* YouKilledMyFather: Chang Ge's driving motivation.

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* YouKilledMyFather: Chang Ge's driving motivation.motivation is revenge for the murder of her father.


* BadassPrincess: Chang Ge is the daughter of the former crown prince, Li Jiancheng. The current Emperor, Li Shimin is her uncle. We get hints that Chang Ge would have been a serious contender for the throne had she been born a boy. She escapes her pursuers, the royal guards set on her by her uncle, by cutting the horse free from her wagon and riding on it, jumping over a wide chasm where the ladder has been destroyed, and then jumping off the horse to reach the other side.



* DestroyTheEvidence[=/=]LeaveNoWitnesses: Chancellor Fang and Wei Zheng go as far as [[spoiler: burning down a shop with all its people inside. It's also a way to tell the princess not to cause more trouble.]]

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* DestroyTheEvidence[=/=]LeaveNoWitnesses: DestroyTheEvidence: Chancellor Fang and Wei Zheng go as far as [[spoiler: burning down a shop [[LeaveNoWitnesses with all its people inside.inside]]. It's also a way to tell the princess not to cause more trouble.]]


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* HeirClubForMen: Chang Ge is the daughter of the former crown prince, Li Jiancheng. The current Emperor, Li Shimin is her uncle. We get hints that Chang Ge would have been a serious contender for the throne had she been born a boy.


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*LeParkour: Chang Ge escapes her pursuers, the royal guards set on her by her uncle, by cutting the horse free from her wagon and riding on it, jumping over a wide chasm where the ladder has been destroyed, and then jumping off the horse to reach the other side.

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''Choukakou'' (also known as ''Chang Ge Xing'', ''Chang Ge's Journey'' or ''Song of the Long March'') is an ongoing manhua series by Xia Da. It tells the story of Li Chang Ge, a young Chinese princess plotting revenge against the man who killed her family: Li Shimin, Emperor Taizong of Tang.

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''Choukakou'' (also known as 长歌行, ''Chang Ge Xing'', ''Chang Ge's Journey'' or ''Song of the Long March'') is an ongoing manhua series by Xia Da. It tells the story of Li Chang Ge, a young Chinese princess plotting revenge against the man who killed her family: Li Shimin, Emperor Taizong of Tang.


Chang An in the [[DynastiesFromShangToQing Tang Dynasty of China]] (618-907): The demon star is passing through the sky, calamity is about to befall the Tang Dynasty - all because of one girl.

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Chang An in the [[DynastiesFromShangToQing [[UsefulNotes/DynastiesFromShangToQing Tang Dynasty of China]] (618-907): The demon star is passing through the sky, calamity is about to befall the Tang Dynasty - all because of one girl.


* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Mimi had quite a shock when she found out Chang Ge's real gender.

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* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Mimi had quite a shock when she found out Chang Ge's real gender. So did Ashina Sun.


* Fainting: Of the exhaustion kind. Chang Ge passes out after fighting the Chi Ni men and in the middle of fighting Ashina Sun, whom she didn't recognize due to the fatigue.

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* Fainting: {{Fainting}}: Of the exhaustion kind. Chang Ge passes out after fighting the Chi Ni men and in the middle of fighting Ashina Sun, whom she didn't recognize due to the fatigue.


* BadassPrincess: Chang Ge is the daughter of the former crown prince, Li Jiancheng. The current Emperor, Li Shimin is her uncle. We get hints that Chang Ge would have been a serious contender for the throne had she been born a boy. She escapes her pursuers, the royal guards set on her by her uncle, by cutting the horse free from her wagon and riding on it, jumping over a wide chasm where the ladder has been destroyed, and then jumping off the horse to reach the other side. Chang Ge is also actively trying to slay her uncle as [[YouKilledMyFather revenge]] using just her intelligence, as her connections with people in high positions are no longer usable since she is [[DeathFakedForYou supposedly dead]].

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* BadassPrincess: Chang Ge is the daughter of the former crown prince, Li Jiancheng. The current Emperor, Li Shimin is her uncle. We get hints that Chang Ge would have been a serious contender for the throne had she been born a boy. She escapes her pursuers, the royal guards set on her by her uncle, by cutting the horse free from her wagon and riding on it, jumping over a wide chasm where the ladder has been destroyed, and then jumping off the horse to reach the other side. Chang Ge is also actively trying to slay her uncle as [[YouKilledMyFather revenge]] using just her intelligence, as her connections with people in high positions are no longer usable since she is [[DeathFakedForYou supposedly dead]].



* TheDulcineaEffect: Played with and platonic, since Chang Ge is just pretending to be a dude and yet has absolutely no reason to save Mimi. But she does, despite the fact that she is revealing her secret weapon and is already on bad terms with the Turks.

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* TheDulcineaEffect: Played with and platonic, since Chang Ge is just pretending to be a dude and yet has absolutely no reason to save Mimi.Mimi when she bursts into her tent beyond the fact that Mimi has the same coloured hair as her mother. But she does, despite the fact that she is revealing her secret weapon and is already on bad terms with the Turks.



* GuileHero: Chang Ge, in spades.

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* GuileHero: Chang Ge, in spades. Chang Ge is actively trying to slay her uncle, "the Emperor" as [[YouKilledMyFather revenge]] using just her intelligence, her connections with people in high positions are no longer usable since she is [[DeathFakedForYou supposedly dead]] but does continue to use and remember their teachings.



* HiddenWeapon: Chang Ge keeps a copper plated, poison tipped, repeating crossbow hidden on her person. It is later confiscated by Ashina Sun when she uses it to save Mimi.

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* HiddenWeapon: HiddenWeapons: Chang Ge keeps a copper plated, poison tipped, repeating crossbow hidden on her person. It is later confiscated by Ashina Sun when she uses it to save Mimi.



* LuminescentBlush: Mimi, she doesn't deal well with Chang Ge's straightforwardness. At first it was also because she thought she had 'finally found a good man'. Later Ashina Sun when it is revealed to him that Chang Ge is a woman.



** Mujin and Ashina Sun tell Chang Ge why they always kill the slave women sent to them by the Great Khan. It is because moles can easily slip into the group, or the women can be convinced to become one, and in the past had caused internal conflicts. They also couldn't let them go as there was no guarantee they wouldn't give information to the Lesser Khan.

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** Mujin and Ashina Sun tell Chang Ge why they always kill the slave women sent to them by the Great Khan. It is because moles can easily slip into the group, or the women can be convinced to become one, and in the past had caused internal conflicts. They also couldn't let them go as there was no guarantee they wouldn't give information to the Lesser Khan. He even goes so far as to say that the women on this side of the world are bad for your health.



* RapunzalHair: Lots of characters have this and is a staple for noble women. Chang Ge's hair is around knee length though she usually has it up, Mimi's is down to her calves and is wavy on top of that. Astrologer Li Chunfeng's hair is actually touching the floor. Mujin at least has the sense to put his into a braid but Ashina Sun finds no problem in jumping onto horses and fighting with his butt length hair loose.

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* RapunzalHair: RapunzelHair: Lots of characters have this and is a staple for noble women. Chang Ge's hair is around knee length though she usually has it up, Mimi's is down to her calves and is wavy on top of that. Astrologer Li Chunfeng's hair is actually touching the floor. Mujin at least has the sense to put his into a braid but Ashina Sun finds no problem in jumping onto horses and fighting with his butt length hair loose. The person who takes the case is probably Chang Ge's mother, Li Jin, and is said to be incredibly beautiful.


* TheDulcineaEffect: Played with and platonic, since Chang Ge is just pretending to be a dude and yet has absolutely no reason to save Mimi. But she does, despite the fact that she is revealing her secret weapon and is already on bad terms with the Turks.



* HiddenWeapon: Chang Ge keeps a copper plated, poison tipped, repeating crossbow hidden on her person. It is later confiscated by Ashina Sun when she uses it to save Mimi.



* IHaveYourWife: Defied by Ashina Sun when it is clear the Lesser Khan is trying to lead him into a trap when he convinces the the GreatKhan to have him kill the Khitan. Ashina Sun takes the men with him and sends the women and children away with Chang Ge so that they can't be used against his soldiers.

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* IHaveYourWife: Defied by Ashina Sun when it is clear the Lesser Khan is trying to lead him into a trap when he convinces the the GreatKhan Great Khan to have him Sun kill the Khitan. Ashina Sun takes the The men stay with him Sun in the camp and sends the women and children away with Chang Ge so that they can't be used against his soldiers.



* TheMole: [[spoiler: Mimi]]
* MenActWomenAre: The story is set in ImperialChina so culture is very much attuned to this idea. However the manhua makes it a point to show that that is not the case in this story. As a child, Chang Ge couldn't understand how she was anything like the delicate ladies in the palace and how she was "not" like the men who were running the country.

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* TheMole: [[spoiler: TheMole:
** Mujin and Ashina Sun tell Chang Ge why they always kill the slave women sent to them by the Great Khan. It is because moles can easily slip into the group, or the women can be convinced to become one, and in the past had caused internal conflicts. They also couldn't let them go as there was no guarantee they wouldn't give information to the Lesser Khan.
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Mimi]]
* MenActWomenAre: The story is set in ImperialChina so the culture and society there is very much attuned to this idea. However the manhua makes it a point to show that that is not the case in this story. As a child, Chang Ge couldn't understand how she was anything like the delicate ladies in the palace and how she was "not" like the men who were running the country.


* BadassPrincess: Chang Ge is the daughter of the former crown prince, Li Jiancheng. The current Emperor, Li Shimin is her uncle. We get hints that Chang Ge would have been a serious contender for the throne had she been born a boy.

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* BadassPrincess: Chang Ge is the daughter of the former crown prince, Li Jiancheng. The current Emperor, Li Shimin is her uncle. We get hints that Chang Ge would have been a serious contender for the throne had she been born a boy. She escapes her pursuers, the royal guards set on her by her uncle, by cutting the horse free from her wagon and riding on it, jumping over a wide chasm where the ladder has been destroyed, and then jumping off the horse to reach the other side. Chang Ge is also actively trying to slay her uncle as [[YouKilledMyFather revenge]] using just her intelligence, as her connections with people in high positions are no longer usable since she is [[DeathFakedForYou supposedly dead]].



* BloodBrothers: Ashina Sun declares Chang Ge his brother after she proves to be a faithful ally, and vows not to fight with the Han anymore.

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* BloodBrothers: Ashina Sun declares Chang Ge his brother after she proves to be a faithful ally, and vows not to fight instigate fights with the Han anymore.



* CoolSword: The sword Gentle Rainbow, gifted to Chang Ge by Situ Langlang, is a very thin looking sword that never the less manages to [[AbsurdlySharpBlade cut through men and swords alike]] in the hands of the equally slender Chang Ge.

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* CoolSword: The sword Gentle Rainbow, 'Gentle Rainbow', gifted to Chang Ge by [[MasterSwordsman Situ Langlang, Langlang]], is a pretty, very thin looking sword that never the less nevertheless manages to [[AbsurdlySharpBlade cut through men and swords alike]] in the hands of the equally slender Chang Ge.Ge. It is also one of two named swords, the other being 'Airy Crescent' which Situ Langlang keeps with him.


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* IHaveYourWife: Defied by Ashina Sun when it is clear the Lesser Khan is trying to lead him into a trap when he convinces the the GreatKhan to have him kill the Khitan. Ashina Sun takes the men with him and sends the women and children away with Chang Ge so that they can't be used against his soldiers.

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* BloodBrothers: Ashina Sun declares Chang Ge his brother after she proves to be a faithful ally, and vows not to fight with the Han anymore.


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* Fainting: Of the exhaustion kind. Chang Ge passes out after fighting the Chi Ni men and in the middle of fighting Ashina Sun, whom she didn't recognize due to the fatigue.


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* MenActWomenAre: The story is set in ImperialChina so culture is very much attuned to this idea. However the manhua makes it a point to show that that is not the case in this story. As a child, Chang Ge couldn't understand how she was anything like the delicate ladies in the palace and how she was "not" like the men who were running the country.


* CoolSword: The sword Gentle Rainbow, gifted to Chang Ge by Situ Langlang, is a very thin looking sword that never the less manages to[[AbsurdlySharpBlade cut through men and swords alike]] in the hands of the equally slender Chang Ge.

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* CoolSword: The sword Gentle Rainbow, gifted to Chang Ge by Situ Langlang, is a very thin looking sword that never the less manages to[[AbsurdlySharpBlade to [[AbsurdlySharpBlade cut through men and swords alike]] in the hands of the equally slender Chang Ge.Ge.
* DramaticWind: All over the place, since talks of politics and very long hair on many characters is in abundance, it was probably inevitable.


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* InfantImmortality: Averted, as Wu Niang's baby brother dies several chapters after being introduced. Justified as he was without his mother since he was born, she died due to starvation, and Wu Niang was trying to raise him on rice porridge and vegetable soup.


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* RapunzalHair: Lots of characters have this and is a staple for noble women. Chang Ge's hair is around knee length though she usually has it up, Mimi's is down to her calves and is wavy on top of that. Astrologer Li Chunfeng's hair is actually touching the floor. Mujin at least has the sense to put his into a braid but Ashina Sun finds no problem in jumping onto horses and fighting with his butt length hair loose.

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