Based on the romance novel of the same name by Dian Xin
Fighting is not statecraft; domination is not governance; brute strength is not intelligence. In the history of patriarchy, men who accustomed themselves to the former frequently believed they could therefore master the latter, with destructive results. Yet the men of You Gui-Xiu’s The Taming of the Warrior will be forced to learn otherwise, as the women they so little respected teach them how a city should be ruled.
Their campaigns over, General Chu Kuang and his army, the Blackflags, are left with nowhere to go. A letter arrives from Fang Si, the steward of the wealthy City of Beauties. He is dying, and he worries about the fate of his polity and his sister, Fang Wuyi. His greatest wish is to see Chu Kuang and Fang Wuyi married. Chu Kuang hesitates at first, but his army needs to eat, and eventually he marches to the City of Beauties.
A domineering, arrogant Chu Kuang does not immediately realize that he has entered a world organized and run by educated women. They will not put up with his demeanor; and his wife, the brilliant Fang Wuyi, sets in motion a series of stratagems to bring this unenlightened man sharply to his senses.