The city of Shangzhi was once called Zhuhe . It was developed during the years of in the late Qing dynasty, and was renamed to Shangzhi to commemorate the anti-Japanese war hero Zhao Shangzhi in 1946.
The most famous place in Shangzhi is the Yabuli Skiing Centre - the largest in Asia and 3rd largest in the world.
ZHAO Shangzhi, Commander of the Northeast Anti-Japan United Army during World War II. A well-known national hero who devoted his life to the Northeastern struggle against Japanese occupation. He was captured and beheaded after a traitor leaked his whereabouts to the Japanese.
ZHAO Yiman, A well-known national heroine who was killed by the Japanese invaders because she refused to leak the secrets about communist operations.
, captain of Women's Basketball National Team in the 1980s