Liu


Liu

Liu is a common Chinese family name. The transliteration "Liu" can represent several different surnames written in different Chinese characters:
* / , pinyin: Liú. A very common surname, as it was used by the ruling family of the Han Dynasty - a high point in the history of China.
* pinyin: Liǔ
* pinyin: Liú
* pinyin: Liù
* Cantonese pinyin: Liu 6

In Vietnamese, the name can either take the form "Liễu" (in northern regions), corresponding to 柳 in Chinese, or "Lưu" (in central or southern regions), corresponding to 刘/劉 or 留 in Chinese. The family name 六 is "Lục" in Vietnamese.

In Cantonese transliteration, 刘/劉 (Liú) is "Lau", whilst "Liu" is a different surname, , pinyin: Liào, ("Liêu" in Vietnamese).

Prominent people with the family name 刘 / 劉 (Liú or Lau)

Historical

*The Liu royals of the following dynasties:
** the Han Dynasty, Liu Bang - the Han Dynasty's founder,
** the Han Dynasty, Emperor Guangwu of Han (Liu Xiu),
** the Shu Kingdom in the Period of the Three Kingdoms,(Liu Bei)
** the Xiongnu Han Zhao and the Tiefu Xia kingdoms in the Period of the Sixteen Kingdoms,
** the Song Dynasty of the Southern Dynasties,
** the Later Han Dynasty and the Northern Han kingdom and the Southern Han kingdom of the Period of the Five Dynasties and the Ten Kingdoms
* Liu Ji, military strategist, statesman and prophet

Contemporary

* Kenny Lau, engineer
* Evelyn Lau, writer
* Sidney Lau, Hong Kong linguist
* Lucy Liu, actress
* Andrew Liu, Notorious Australian-Hong Kong Student
* Rex Liu, classical bassoonist
* Billy Liu, scholar, multi-sport athlete, musician
* Will Liu, Taiwanese singer
* Yang Liu, classical violinist
* Liu Bocheng, PRC military commander
* Liu Chia-Liang (Lau Kar-Leung), actor, choreographer and director
* Liu Dalin, sexologist
* Liu De Hua (Andy Lau), actor,singer
* Andrew Lau, filmmaker and actor
* Liu Boming (astronaut)
* Liu Fuzhi, PRC politician
* Liu Huan, singer
* Liu Huaqing, PRC politician
* Liu Hui, mathematician
* Liu Kang (artist)
* Liu Qi (Communist), Beijing Olympics organizer
* Liu Qi-Chao, jazz musician
* Liu Shaoqi, PRC politician
* Liu Shilan, a Woman Grandmaster (WGM) in chess
* Liu Sola, singer, composer, and writer
* Liu Tianhua, composer and musician
* Liu Wenhui, warlord
* Liu Wenjing, one of the advisors of Tang Gaozu
* Liu Xiang, Olympic winner and World Record holder
* Liu Xiang (warlord)
* Liu Xiaoqing, actress
* Liu Yifei, singer/actress
* Liu Ye, actor and singer.
* Liu Yi Da (Tats Lau), Hong Kong actor and musician
* Lau Wan Kit, Hong Kong comic artist
* Liu Wenhui, warlord and PRC politician
* Liu Zhijun, PRC politician

Prominent people with family name 柳 (Liǔ)

*Liu Gongquan, a poet and calligrapher
*Liu Zongyuan, a poet during Tang Dynasty
*Liu Bingnuan, a founding father of the Triads during the Qing Dynasty
*Liu Yizheng, modern historian

ee also

*lookfrom|Liu

External links

* [http://english.people.com.cn/200507/14/eng20050714_196124.html Chinese surname history: Liu]


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