Sun Quan’s sister. Married to Liu Bei by Sun Quan, but later returned to Wu.
Wade-Giles: Lady Sun [Sun Shanghsiang]
Simplified Chinese: 孙妃[孙尚香]
Pronunciation: Sun1 Fei1 [Sun1 Shang4xiang1]
Cantonese (Yale): Syunfei [Syunseungheung]
Cantonese (Jyutpin): Syunfei [Syunsoenghoeng]
Birthplace: Fuchun County, Wu Prefecture
(Presently Fuyang, Zhejiang Province)
Other Names: Sun Shangxiang, Sun Ren, 孫仁, Sun Li, SSX
Name Notes: Sun Shangxiang is Lady Sun’s name in most Koei Games. ‘Sun Ren’ (孫仁) in the seventh chapter of Romance of the Three Kingdoms (learn more; not a duplicate mention of Sun Lang). Also appears as Sun Li at times. Both Sun Ren and Sun Li are incorrect and have no bearing on her true name, which is unknown.
Family and Relationships
Sun Jian (Father); Lady Wu, Wu Guotai [Lady Wu] ƒ (Mother); Liu Bei (Husband); Sun Ce, Sun Quan, Sun Yi, Sun Kuang (Brothers); Sun Luban, Sun Luyu (Sisters); Sun Lang (Half-brother); Lady Sun married to Hong Zi, Lady Sun married to Pan Mi (Half-sisters); Sun Ben, Sun Fu, Sun Hao, Sun Yu, Sun Jiao, Sun Huan, Sun Qian (Cousins); Liu Shan (Step-son)
Fact vs. Fiction
Differences Between Fact and Common Fiction
- Lady Sun’s interest in returning to Wu was not well-intentioned. She stole away with Liu Shan after meeting with a Wu messenger. Though Liu Shan was recovered, she never returned.
- Lady Sun did not commit suicide in AD 221 upon hearing of Liu Bei’s defeat at Yiling.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 7, 54–56, 61, 77, 82, 83, 84
Sanguozhi: Shu 6
- Lady Sun (Shang-Xiang, Ren)
- Liu Bei’s Satisfaction with Lady Sun
- Lady Sun and Sun Jian
- Lady Sun (Sun An, Sun Ren, Sun Shang Xiang, Sun Li)
- Sun Shang Xiang…