Ching Shih was a former prostitute who married the infamous pirate Cheng I. After the death of her husband in 1807, Ching took command of all his operations, becoming the most important pirate in China.
Ching eventually married her lieutenant, Chang Pao, and turned her piratical enterprises into a ruthlessly effective organization. Following several unsuccesful attempts by Cantonese officials to end her rule, Ching negotiated an amnesty and retired from her pirate career in 1810.
- Assassin's Creed: Initiates – Modern Times: "The Widow Ching, Lady Pirate"