Lord Chunshen（B.C. 314-B.C. 238）was born in the Kingdom of Chu(in ancient Changde). He is believed to be a son of King Huai of Chu, and the younger brother of King Qingxiang of Chu. As he was a well educated scholar and highly eloquent in his speech, King Qingxiang of Chu dispatched him as an ambassador to the Kingdom of Qin. At that time the Kingdom of Chu, though large in area, was in grave danger from Qin, the most powerful of the Seven Warring States. He successfully persuaded King Zhao of Qin to call off his plan to invade Chu.