|Water Margin character|
|Great General Who Protects the Empire of Fang La|
Si Xingfang is a fictional character in Water Margin, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. He serves as a general under Fang La, a rebel leader who established a separatist regime in southern China against the ruling Song Empire. Fang La is one of the rebel leaders that the 108 Liangshan outlaws have to defeat after they have been granted amnesty by the Song government. Si Xingfang holds the position of "Great General Who Protects the Empire" in Fang La's rebel state.
Si Xingfang holds the position of "Great General Who Protects the Empire" (護國大將軍) in Fang La's rebel regime. He is one of four generals serving under Fang Tianding, Fang La's eldest son and heir apparent.
During the battle at Deqing County (in present-day Huzhou, Zhejiang) against Liangshan forces loyal to the Song Empire, Si Xingfang encounters Liangshan's Lei Heng, fights with him for over 30 rounds, and eventually kills him. In a later battle, he runs into a Liangshan army led by Lu Junyi. He is knocked off his horse and falls into a river, where he drowns.
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