- Peng (surname)
name = Peng
caption= 彭 "Péng"
meaning ="drum beats"
related names =Pang, Phang
Peng (Chinese: ;
pinyin: Péng) is a common Chinese family name, ranking 35th most common in 2006. Alternate Romanizationsinclude "Pang" (Cantonese, Hakka) and "Phang".
The character (彭) is comprised of 壴 ("zhǔ" meaning "drum") and a pictograph ("shān" representing "beats"). More commonly used as a
surname, this character is also an adjective, meaning "big". [cite web|url=http://zhongwen.com/d/180/x94.htm|title=Learn Chinese Characters|accessdate=2006-12-12]
The surname Peng (彭) is traced to the legend of
Peng Zu(彭祖), God of Longevity, who legend tells lived 800 years. During the Shang Dynasty, Jian Keng, a descendent of Zhuanxu(顓頊), was granted the feudal territory Dapeng (大彭, or Land of Peng), and later adopted the name, Peng Zu. [cite web|url=http://english.people.com.cn/200604/27/eng20060427_261670.html|title=Chinese surname history: Peng|publisher=People's Daily Online|date=2006-04-27|accessdate=2006-12-12] [cite web|url=http://www.pantheon.org/articles/p/peng-zi.html|title=Peng-zi|publisher=Encyclopedia Mythica|date=1998-12-27|accessdate=2006-12-13] [cite book|title=In Search of Your Asian Roots|author=Chao, Sheau-yueh J.|publisher=Clearfield|year=2001|isbn=0-8063-4946-8] Peng is also a swiss surname, originally from Vals,GR.
People with the surname Peng (彭)
Peng Bo, Olympic diving medalist
Peng Chong, a former Chinese politburo member
Peng Dehuai, the Communist Party of China military leader.
Peng Ming-min, Taiwan independence activist
Peng Shuai, professional tennis player
Peng Wan-ru, Taiwanese politician and feminist
Peng Xiuwen, conductor and composer
Peng Zhen, a leading member of the Communist Party of China
Peng Huaying(彭華英), a Taiwan independence activist during 1920s
Adrian Pang(彭耀顺; born 1966), Singaporean Chinese actor
Diana Pang(彭丹; born 1972), Hong Kong dancer and actress
Jacqueline Pang(彭晴; born 1974), Hong Kong radio announcer and author
The Pang Brothers(born 1955), Hong Kong, twin brothers Danny Pang Fat (彭發) and Oxide Pang Chun (彭順), screenwriters and film directors
* [http://english.people.com.cn/200604/27/eng20060427_261670.html Chinese surname history: Peng]
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