Zhang Fei’s daughter. Empress Zhang married to Liu Shan. Zhang Xingcai in Koei games.
Other Names: Lady Zhang, Zhang Xingcai, Zhang Shi
Name Notes: ‘Empress Zhang’ or ‘Lady Zhang’ in the novel and other historic sources, she has been given a fictional personality by Koei under the name ‘Zhang Xingcai’ or simply ‘Xing Cai’. Both names refer to the same person, but the story given her in Koei games is fictional. I’ve recorded this as the English translation presents itself (so, Huanghou Zhang (empress Zhang) and Xing1cai3 as her given name)
Rank and Titles
Family and Relationships
Fact vs. Fiction
Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction
- Outside mention of her marriage to Liu Shan, stories of Empress Zhang, particularly those of her fighting, tend to be fictional.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 85, 115
Sanguozhi: Wei 9, Shu 4