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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.

L - M
  • Gongsun Longzi logician of the warring states period
  • Cai Lun inventor of paper
  • Mencius philosopher
  • Chen Mengjia scholar, archaeologist
  • Huang Ming engineer, politician
  • Yao Ming basketball player
  • Chen Mingde politician
  • Chen Mingyi politician
  • Yuan Muzhi actor, director
P
  • Diana Pang dancer, actress
  • I.M. Pei architect
  • Liu Peiqi actor
  • Li Peng former premier
  • Wang Pi Three Kings philosopher
  • Yuen Woo Ping martial artist
  • Li Po poet
  • Aixinjue luo Puyi last emperor of China
Q
  • Huang Qi human rights activist
  • Sima Qian historiographer
  • Hu Qiaomu former revolutionary, sociologist, Marxist, philosopher,
  • Han Qide politician, medical scientist
  • Qigong calligrapher, artist, painter
  • Zeng Qinghong politician, former vice president
  • Gong Qiuxia actor, singer
R - S
  • Chao Yuen Ren linguist
  • Zhu Rongji politician, former premier
  • Chen Sa pianist
  • He Saifei actress
  • Han Shangdi former emperor
  • Liu Shaoqi revolutionary, statesman, theorist
  • Shi Shen astronomer
  • Xu Shen philologist
  • Bright Sheng composer, conductor, pianist
  • Gong Shengliang preacher
  • Jin Shengtan editor, critic
  • Su Shi writer, poet
  • Ching Shih female pirate
  • Hu Shih writer, philosopher, essayist
  • Liang Shih-chiu educator, writer, translator, literary theorist, lexicographer
  • Yuan Shihkai former emperor
  • Zhu Shijie mathematician
  • Ding Shisun politician
  • Bai Shouyi historian
  • Chen Shui-bian president
  • Wei Shuo calligrapher
  • Li Siguang geologist
  • Cheng Siwei statesman, economist
  • Victoria Song singer, dancer
  • James Soong chairman of People's first party
  • Alec Su actor, singer
  • Betty Sun actress, singer
T - W
  • Tang Taizong former emperor
  • Guo Tao actor
  • Zhao Tao actress
  • Liu Tao actress
  • Chang Tao-fan member of Kuomintang
  • Jack C.K. Teng educator, writer, politician, diplomat
  • Lee Teng-hui former president (born in Japan)
  • Hong Tianguifu former king of China
  • Cui Tiankai minister of foreign affairs
  • Zhang Tielin actor, film director
  • Chang-lin Tien chancellor
  • Toktoghan historian
  • Chin Tsi-ang actor
  • Woo Tsin-hang linguist
  • Wong Tsu aviator
  • Lao Tzu father of Chinese Taoism
  • Sun Tzu philosopher
  • Chan Wing Wah composer
  • An Wang computer scientist, inventor
  • Linda Wang actress

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