Ling was born in China, and has a brother named Xin. Ling Shan serves as the Master of Arms for the Lee Family, a subsect of the Algonquin Triads.
Events of GTA Chinatown Wars
"Shit! Get us out of here alive, Huang, and I'll marry you! Yes - I know about sarcasm."
―Ling to Huang
After Huang Lee arrives in Liberty City, he gets the order to find a crew that was watching a group of undercover cops. When Huang arrives there, he finds out that only Ling survived an LCPD attack. After a quick talk, the police arrives again and Huang shakes them off, and then drives to his apartment. Ling then drives the car back to Wu Lee.
She then got the order to teach Huang combat and to wield a weapon. After doing so, they had to protect a shop from thugs. However, Ling was swiftly shot by one of them, and died in an alley.