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Famous Chinese

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B
  • Zhang Ailing novelist
  • Li Ao writer
  • Lu Banglie activist
  • Chen Baogu actor
  • Fu Baoshi artist
  • Niu Ben actor
  • Fu Biao actor
  • Ma Biao chairman government of Guangxi
  • Li Bing football player
  • Fan Bingbing actress, singer
  • He Binglin chemist
  • Zhang Binglin phonologist
  • Bingyi artist, curator, scholar, architectural designer, cultural critic, activist
  • Yu Bo actor
C
  • Wang Canfa professor, lawyer
  • Charlie Chan fictional detective
  • Johnny Chan poker player
  • Lien Chan politician
  • Y.R. Chao phonologist, dialectologist
  • Wan Chaochen animator
  • Calvin Chen singer, actor
  • Tien-Fong Cheng educator, politician, diplomat
  • Yen Chia-jin former president
  • Cecilia Sun Yun Chiang chef
  • John Chiang actor
  • Wang Chien-shien former finance minister
  • Li Ching table tennis player
  • Chiang Ching-kuo former president
  • Soong Ching-ling former president
  • Zu Chongzhi mathematician, astronomer
  • Vic Chou actor, singer
  • Athena Chu actress, singer
  • Guo Chunning graphic designer
  • Empress Dowager Cixi Qing dynasty de facto leader
  • Confucius politician, teacher, editor, social philosopher
  • Li Cunxin ballet dancer
D
  • Yu Dan professor
  • Zhao Dan actor
  • Zhou Dan lawyer, scholar, activist
  • Sun Daolin actor, film director
  • Chen Daoming actor
  • Chen Daqi politician
  • Li Dazhao editor, critic
  • Gan De astronomer
  • Zhu De general, politician, revolutionary
  • Wu Di critic, historian
  • Wan Dihuan filmmaker
  • Liu Dingshuang former secretary communist party of China
  • Su Dongpo poet
  • Li Dongyang Ming Dynasty scholar
  • Mao Dun writer
  • Chen Duxiu co-founder of the Communist party
E - F
  • Chou Enlai former premier
  • Zhou Enlai former premier
  • Liang Fa preacher
  • Li Fan actor
  • Zhang Fengyi actor
  • Xu Fu court sorcerer in the Qin Dynasty
  • King Fuchai former king of Wu
  • Wang Fuli actress
  • Willie Fung actor
  • Zhan Furui librarian, literary critic
  • Xie Fuzhi military commander
G
  • Chen Gang composer
  • Wang Gang actor
  • Hu Ge actor
  • Han Geng singer, dancer, actor
  • Feng Gong actor, film director
  • King Goujian former king of Yue
  • Pan Guang professor, director
  • Sima Guang historian, scholar, high chancellor of the Song Dynasty
  • Chen Guangcheng civil rights activist
  • Zhu Guangqian founder of the study of aesthetics in China
  • Wan Guchan filmmaker
  • Yang Guifei emperor's consort
  • Yuan Guiren academic, minister of education

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