List of Chinese people

The following is a "'list of famous Chinese-speaking/writing people.

Note in Chinese names, the family name is typically placed first (for example, the family name of "Xu Feng" is "Xu"). For westernized names, the family name is placed last (for example, the family name of "Maggie Cheung" is "Cheung").

Republic of China

* Li Yüan-hung
* Ts'ao K'un
* Tuan Ch'i-jui
* Wey Daw-ming

ee also

*List of leaders of the Republic of China
*Premier of the Republic of China

Dissidents

* Wuer Kaixi
* Li Lu
* Wang Dan
* Wei Jingsheng
* Chai Ling
* Yang Jianli
* Liu Binyan
* Liu Yongchuan

Non-political royalty

* Concubine Qi
* Xishi, melancholy beauty
* Yang Guifei, emperor's consort

Artists

*Cai Guo-Qiang
*Zhang Daqian
*Ren Bonian
*Xu Beihong
*Fu Baoshi
*Qiu Ying
*Wen Zhengming
*Dong Qichang
*May Lee

Architects

*Andy Huang
*Francesco Gallo
*Ai Weiwei
*C. Y. Lee
*Liang Sicheng
*Lin Huiyin
*Maya Lin
*I.M. Pei
*Christine Wang
*C.P. Wang
*Yang Cho-cheng
* Dong Yuan
* Jiang Tingxi
* Leung Long Chau
* Liang Kai
* Qi Baishi
* Wang Xizhi, calligrapher
* Wei Shuo, female calligrapher
* Xu Wei
* Zhao Mengfu
* Zheng Xiaoxu, also a politician
* Zhu Da, also known as Bada Shanren
* Cheng Man-ch'ing

;See also
*List of Chinese painters

Actors and actresses

*List of Chinese actors

Film-makers

* Jackie Chan
* Chen Kaige
* Samson Chiu
* Stephen Chow
* Johnnie To
* King Hu
* Stanley Kwan
* Ringo Lam
* Ang Lee
* Patrick Tam
* Tsui Hark
* Wayne Wang
* Wong Kar-wai
* John Woo
* Zhang Yimou

Musicians

*List of Chinese musicians

Comedians

*Raybon Kan, New Zealand comedian and newspaper columnist

Martial Artists

* Cheng Man-ch'ing, T'ai Chi Ch'üan
* Jun Fan Bruce Lee, kung fu and Jeet Kune Do
* Leung Sheung, Wing Chun
* Wong Fei Hung, kung fu during the Qing dynasty
* Wu Chien-ch'üan, T'ai Chi Ch'üan
* Huo Yuan Jia, Mizongyi
* Yang Ch'eng-fu, T'ai Chi Ch'üan
* Yip Man, Wing Chun
* Zhang Sanfeng, T'ai Chi Ch'üan
* Chang Tung Sheng, Baoding Shuai Chiao

Athletes

* Ding Junhui, snooker player
* Fu Mingxia, diver
* Han Xiaopeng, freestyle skiier
* He Ying, archer
* He Kexin, gymnast
* Hu Na, tennis player
* Ma Jian, basketball player
* Mengke Bateer, basketball player
* Li Ning, gymnast and entrepreneur
* Li Tie, footballer
* Lin Sang, archer
* Liu Xiang, hurdler
* Marco Fu, snooker player
* Sun Jihai, footballer
* Sun Ming Ming, basketball player
* Sun Wen, woman footballer
* Teng Haibin, gymnast
* Wang Chien-Ming, baseball player
* Wang Junxia, long-distance runner
* Wang Zhizhi, basketball player
* Wu Qingyuan (Go Seigen), go player
* Xie Jun, chess player
* Xu Jun, chess player
* Yao Ming, basketball player
* Yi Jianlian, basketball player
* Ye Jiangchuan, chess player
* Yining Zhang, table tennis player
* Zhang Juanjuan, archer
* Zhang Zhong, chess player

Coaches

* Ma Junren, track coach

ee also

*

Educators

* Cai Yuanpei, chancellor
* Chang-lin Tien, chancellor
* Winston Chang, former president of Soochow University
* Moy Lin-shin, Taoist monk
* Zhou Tong (archer), military tutor of Song Dynasty General Yue Fei

Entertainers

* Olive Yu, Chinese-Canadian voiceover-artist

Business tycoons

*Vincent Lo
*Zhou Zhengyi

Hong Kong

*Li family
**Li Ka-shing
**Victor Li
**Richard Li
*Walter Kwok
*Thomas Kwok
*Raymond Kwok
*Lee Shau Kee
*Michael Kadoorie
*Nina Wang
*Cheng Yu-tung
*Stanley Ho
*Chen Din Hwa
*Henry Fok Ying Tung
*Tung Chao Yung
*Olive Yu
*Gordon Wu

Explorers

* Faxian
* Wang Dayuan
* Xu Xiake
* Zhang Qian
* Zheng He

Astronauts

*Leroy Chiao
*Yang Liwei

Law

*Mai Chen, a constitutional lawyer in New Zealand
*Andrew Li, judge in Hong Kong

Medical

Nurses

Military officers and soldiers

* Cai Mao
* Chen Yi, communist military commander and politician
* Guo Ziyi, Tang general
*Five Tiger Generals (Kingdom of Shu):
**Guan Yu
**Huang Zhong
**Ma Chao
**Zhang Fei
**Zhao Yun
* Fu Zuoyi
* Gan Ning
* Han Shizhong, Southern Song General
* Han Xin, Western Han general
* Huang Gai
* Jiang Wei, Kingdom of Shu general
* Jiao Yu, author of the "Huo Long Jing"
* Yue Jin
* Liao Hua
* Lin Biao
* Liu Huaqing
* Lu Yi
* Ma Su
* Nian Gengyao
* Nie Rongzhen
* Shi Lang
* Sima Yi
* Sima Zhao
* Song Zheyuan
* Sun Ce
* Wuqiu Jian
* Yuan Chonghuan
* Yuan Shao
* Xu Shouhui, Yuan dynasty rebel leader
* Zhang He
* Zhang Liao
* Zhang Taofang
* Zhang Xueliang
* Zhang Zizhong
* Zhou Yu
* Zhu De

ee also

*People of note in the PLA

Philosophers and writers

* List of Chinese philosophers
* List of Chinese authors
* List of Chinese language poets
* List of Confucianists

Linguists

* Xu Shen, dictionary compiler
* Woo Tsin-hang, linguist
* Zhang Binglin, phonologist
* Y. R. Chao, phonologist and dialectologist

Religion

* Chen Po (Chen Tuan, Chen Hsi I), Taoist monk
* Faxian, Buddhist monk, explorer
* Huangbo Xiyun, Chan Buddhism master
* I Ching (monk), Buddhist monk
* Jianzhen Buddhist monk
* Xi Shengmo (Pastor Hsi), Christian preacher and missionary to opium addicts
* Li Zhizao (李之藻, 1565 – 1630)One of the Three Great Pillars of Chinese Catholicism 中国天主教的三大柱石
* Yang Tingyun (杨廷筠, 1557–1627)One of the Three Great Pillars of Chinese Catholicism 中国天主教的三大柱石
* Witness Lee, Christian founder of the Local Church
* Liang Fa, Christian preacher
* Gong Shengliang, Christian preacher
* K. H. Ting, Christian leader
* Abbot Wang, Daoist priest
* Xuanzang, Buddhist monk
* Zhang Daoling, founded Daoist sect
* Zhang Tian Ran, founder of I Kuan Tao
* Wang Hao De, founder of Maitreya Great Tao
* Elias Wen, Chinese Orthodox Priest

ee also

* List of Taoists

cientists, inventors, and engineers

* Sir CK Chow, engineer/CEO
* Chen Jingrun, mathematician
* David Ho, HIV/AIDS researcher
* Charles Kao, pioneer of optical fiber
* Yuan T. Lee, Nobel Laureate (Chemistry)
* Liu Hui, mathematician
* Liu Yong-chuan, methodologist
* Qian Sanqiang, nuclear physicist
* Qin Jiushao, mathematician
* Su Buqing, mathematician
* Tsien Hsue-shen, rocket scientist
* An Wang, computer scientist
* Zhang Heng, astronomer, mathematician, artist and literature scholar
* Zhu Shijie, mathematician
* Zu Chongzhi, mathematician and astronomer
* Li Zhengdao, also known as Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Laureate (Physics)
* Yang Zhenning, also known as Chen Ning Yang, Nobel Laureate (Physics)
* Daniel Chee Tsui, Nobel Laureate (Physics)
* Wu Jianxiong, also known as Chien-Shiung Wu, physicist
* Andrew Yao, physicist, computer scientist
* Zhang Yuzhe, astronomer
* I. M. Pei, architect
* Li Shizhen, physician and pharmacologist
* Li Siguang, the founding father of geomechanics in China
* Yi Xing, mathematician, engineer and astronomer
* Su Song, engineer and scientist
* Shen Kuo, mathematician and scientist
* Du Shi, engineer and metallurgist
* Ma Jun, engineer
* Sunshu Ao, China's first hydraulic engineer
* Yu Hao, architect of the Song Dynasty
* Guo Shoujing, Chinese mathematician, astronomer, and engineer
* Samuel Ting, Physicist, Nobel Laureate (Physics)

Others

*Jing Ke, assassin
*Lulu Liang, Journalist
*Li Shuxian, wife of Puyi
*Ching Shih, woman pirate
*Wan Hu, would-be astronaut
*Wang Wei (pilot), crashed PLAAF pilot
*Jack Yan, publisher and businessman
*Ying Lianzhi, newspaper founder
*Yue-Sai Kan, entrepreneur and television personality

Burmese Chinese

*Aw Boon Haw, a Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist
*Lo Hsing Han, an infamous Burmese drug trafficker
*Ne Win, was a Burmese military commander and dictator of Burma from 1962 until 1988

Fictional Chinese people

*Amy Wong, of "Futurama" TV series
*Cato Fong, of the Pink Panther film series
*Charlie Chan, detective
*Cho Chang, of Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
*Chuckie Chan, of "Chop Socky Chooks"
*Chun-Li, of the Street Fighter series and film
*Con Smith, of Killer7
*Judge Dee, Tang dynasty detective by Robert van Gulik
*the characters from the musical "Flower Drum Song"
*Forrest Law, of the Tekken series
*Fu Hsi, mythical first emperor of China
*Fu Manchu, criminal mastermind
**Parodied in the radio series "Round the Horne" as "Dr Chou En Ginsberg MA (failed)"
*Gen, of the Street Fighter Series
*Heather, of "Total Drama Island"
*the characters from "Hua Mulan"
*, of ""
*Juniper Lee, of "The Life and Times of Juniper Lee"
*Kai Lung, of stories by Ernest Bramah
*Kato, of "The Green Hornet" TV series
*Li Kao and Number Ten Ox, of novels by Barry Hughart
*Ling Xiaoyu, of the Tekken series
*Dr Julius No, villain in the Ian Fleming novel of the same name and later the film
*Marshall Law of the Tekken series
*Nikki Wong, of "6teen"
*Numbuh 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 168, and 888, of ""
*Nüwa, mother goddess of Chinese mythology
*Sarah, of "Atomic Betty"
*Wai Lin, a Chinese secret agent in the James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies"
*Xuanzang and his disciples (including Sun Wukong and Zhu Bajie), of "Journey to the West"

ee also

*Overseas Chinese
**List of British Chinese people
**List of Chinese Americans
**List of Malaysian Chinese
**List of Taiwanese people
*Chinese clan
*List of people by nationality


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