Princess Jincheng (金城公主;c. 698 – 739), surnamed Li, was a member of a minor branch of the royal clan of the Chinese Tang dynasty.
Princess Jincheng was a daughter of Li Shouli, a prince of Tang China. She grew up in the court and was regarded by Emperor Zhongzong of Tang as a foster daughter.
Emperor Zhongzong received an ambassador sent by Empress Dowager Khri ma lod of the Tibetan Empire requesting a marriage between the future emperor, Tridé Tsuktsen, and a Tang princess. Emperor Zhongzong conferred the title of Princess Jincheng upon his foster daughter and, in 710, a minister of Tibet arrived to collect her. On his arrival, Emperor Zhongzong entertained the minister by having his sons-in-law play ball sports with him. Princess Jincheng was then married to Emperor Tridé Tsuktsen of Tibet, in accordance with the heqin policy.
Princess Jincheng was expected to act as an ambassador to the Tibetan Empire and assist the Tang diplomat. In one case, she solved a dispute between the Tibetan and Tang envoys by erecting a plaque to mark the two territories.
Early in Tang Dynasty, Emperor Tang want to form an alliance with Tubo by marrying Princess to Songtsen Gampo, king of the Tubo Dynasty.Princess Jincheng married to Tubo after Princess Wencheng,pioneering the intermarriage between Han and Tibetan people.Besides,the harmonious,matrimonial relationships between China and Tibet has been great promoted at the same time.Thus,those beautiful legends about Princess Wencheng and Princess Jincheng still popular among the Tibetan people.
Princess Jincheng is a daughter of the king of Yong, and an adoptive daughter of Emperor Zhongzong of Tang.According to historical records,she was sent to Tibet in 710, then married to Mes-ag-tshoms, a kid who only six or seven years old at the time. She took a large quantities of gold to Tibet,some science and technology books,as well as some some skilled worker.These proficient skilled worker help the local people building house,raising silkworms, making wine,weaving and embroidering.These largely speed up the civilized process of Tibet.She was known in Tibet as Gyim shang Ong co, or, simply, Kim-sheng or Kong-co.Princess Jincheng also was a devout Buddhist.Five Buddhist temples were built after her enter into Tibet.
Princess Wencheng is a cultural hero for Tibetans, .During her thirty years in Tibet,she made great effort to make ally between Tibet and Tubo Dynasty.Based on her and Me Agtsom marriage,the harmonious,matrimonial relationships between China and Tibet has been great promoted.Untill now,she is still remembered and loved by the Tibetans.