“Sun Shangxiang” is a fictional character in the Chinese classic novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms.”
Sun Shangxiang was the sister of Sun Quan, the founder of the Eastern Wu Kingdom, and the daughter of Sun Jian, a military general during the late Eastern Han dynasty. She was known for her intelligence and beauty, and was a major player in the battles and political maneuverings of the Three Kingdoms period.
Sun Shangxiang was married to Liu Bei, the founder of the Shu Han Kingdom, as part of an alliance between the Sun and Liu families. However, she was later captured by the Eastern Wu Kingdom and became a concubine of the Wu emperor, Sun Quan. Despite this, Sun Shangxiang remained a loyal ally to her brother and helped advise him on political matters.
Sun Shangxiang was known for her bravery and cunning, and was often called upon to carry out secret missions on behalf of her brother. She was also a skilled warrior, and was said to have been able to hold her own in battle against some of the greatest military commanders of the Three Kingdoms period.
In the novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms,” Sun Shangxiang is portrayed as a strong and independent woman who is able to use her wit and charm to navigate the treacherous political landscape of the Three Kingdoms. She is often seen as a symbol of the qualities that were highly valued in women during the period, such as intelligence, beauty, and loyalty.
Despite her status as a fictional character, Sun Shangxiang has become one of the most famous and well-loved characters in Chinese literature and culture. She continues to be a popular subject of movies, TV dramas, and video games, and is often cited as one of the strongest and most admirable female characters in Chinese history.