Empress Zhang was Zhang Fei's eldest daughter. She became Empress to Liu Shan (as Empress Jing'ai). Her mother was Lady Xiahou, cousin to Xiahou Ba. When Liu Shan became Emperor, according to the advice of Zhuge Liang and others, Lady Zhang became his Empress at the age of seventeen. In the year 221 A.D., Lady Zhang entered the court as the consort of the Crown Prince Liu Shan. In 223 A.D., she became Empress. She died in 237 A.D. The title of Empress passed down to her younger sister.
- Lady Zhang - younger sister
- This is not the empress Zhang Xingcai is based on.
- ↑ de Crespigny, A Biographical Dictionary, biography of Zhang, the Lady VIII, page 1032
- de Crespigny, Rafe. A Biographical Dictionary of Later Han to the Three Kingdoms (23 - 220 AD). Leiden: BRILL, 2007.