Famous People From China
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist
Xi JinpingXi Jinping
15 June 1953
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China

Mao ZedongMao Zedong
26 December 1893
Communist Leader of China

Jack MaJack Ma
10 September 1964
Chinese business magnate

Jet LiJet Li
26 April 1963
Actor

ConfuciusConfucius
28 September 0551
Renowned Chinese teacher, politician, and
Chiang Kai-shekChiang Kai-shek
31 October 1887
President of the Republic of China

Jackson WangJackson Wang
28 March 1994
Rapper

Yao MingYao Ming
12 September 1980
Basketball Player
PuyiPuyi
07 February 1906
Last Emperor of China

Qin Shi HuangQin Shi Huang
0259 BC
King
Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping
22 August 1904
 

Lao Tzu (Laozi)Lao Tzu (Laozi)
0601 BC
Philosopher

Hu JintaoHu Jintao
21 December 1942
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of

Sun TzuSun Tzu
0544 BC
Ancient Military General, Strategist & Philosopher

Sun Yat Sen Sun Yat Sen
12 November 1866
Chinese Revolutionary and 'Father of Modern china'
Qianlong EmperorQianlong Emperor
25 September 1711
Emperor of China

BodhidharmaBodhidharma
0483 AD
Buddhist Monk

Kris WuKris Wu
06 November 1990
Actor, model, singer

Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin
17 August 1926
Politician
Ma HuatengMa Huateng
29 October 1971
CEO of Tencent

Tank ManTank Man
1970 AD
Protester
Zheng HeZheng He
23 September 1371
Explorer

Dylan WangDylan Wang
20 December 1998
Actor

Zhou EnlaiZhou Enlai
05 March 1898
First Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of
Deng LunDeng Lun
21 October 1992
Actor

Cao CaoCao Cao
18 March 0155
Chinese warlord
Kangxi EmperorKangxi Emperor
04 May 1654
Emperor

Hu YaobangHu Yaobang
20 November 1915
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of

Hu Yi TianHu Yi Tian
26 December 1993
Actor
Ai WeiweiAi Weiwei
28 August 1957
Artist

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Zhao ZiyangZhao Ziyang
17 October 1919
Former Prime Minister of China
Zhuge LiangZhuge Liang
0181 AD
Military Strategist, Inventor

Yuan ShikaiYuan Shikai
16 September 1859
Former President of the Republic of China

Lee Hoi-chuenLee Hoi-chuen
04 February 1901
Opera Singer, Actor

Liu BeiLiu Bei
0161 AD
Founder of the Chinese Shu Han Dynasty
Vincent TanVincent Tan
23 March 1952
Investor
Joshua WongJoshua Wong
13 October 1996
Political Activist

Hongwu EmperorHongwu Emperor
21 October 1328
Emperor of China

Ren ZhengfeiRen Zhengfei
25 October 1944
CEO of Huawei

Liu Xiaobo Liu Xiaobo
28 December 1955
Chinese Human Rights Activist
Edison Chen Edison Chen
07 October 1980
Actor, Singer, Record Producer

Hong XiuquanHong Xiuquan
01 January 1814
Revolutionary

Yongle EmperorYongle Emperor
02 May 1360
Emperor

Emperor Taizong of TangEmperor Taizong of Tang
28 January 0598
Emperor

Hans ZhangHans Zhang
06 October 1984
Actor
Li BaiLi Bai
19 May 0701
Poet

Liu ShaoqiLiu Shaoqi
24 November 1898
Politician
Lin DanLin Dan
14 October 1983
Badminton Player

Emperor Wu of HanEmperor Wu of Han
30 June 0156
Emperor of China

Lin GengxinLin Gengxin
13 February 1988
Actor
Wang Jingwei (Wang Ching-wei)Wang Jingwei
04 May 1883
Politician, Diplomat

Hu GeHu Ge
20 September 1982
Actor
Hua ChenyuHua Chenyu
07 February 1990
Mandopop Singer

Vin ZhangVin Zhang
19 January 1993
Actor

MenciusMencius
0372 BC
Philosopher

Hawick LauHawick Lau
13 October 1974
Singer, Actor

John GokongweiJohn Gokongwei
11 August 1926
Businessperson
Deng ChaoDeng Chao
02 February 1979
Actor, Singer

Wang JianlinWang Jianlin
24 October 1954
Business Magnate

Robert Charles ChienRobert Charles Chien
 
Entrepreneur, Lea Salonga’s Husband

Chen XiaoChen Xiao
05 July 1987
Actor
Mo YanMo Yan
17 February 1955
Novelist & Short Story Writer

Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933
Electrical Engineer
Franklin DiazFranklin Chang Díaz
05 April 1950
Former NASA Astronaut

Emperor Yang of SuiEmperor Yang of Sui
0569 AD
Emperor of China’s Sui dynasty

Yip ManYip Man
01 October 1893
Martial Artist
Tsung-Dao LeeTsung-Dao Lee
24 November 1926
Physicist

James Wong HoweJames Wong Howe
28 August 1899
Cinematographer
Lin YutangLin Yutang
10 October 1895
Writer

An WangAn Wang
07 February 1920
Co-founder of Wang Laboratories

Chen Ning YangChen Ning Yang
01 October 1922
Physicist
Akong RinpocheAkong Rinpoche
25 December 1939
Founder of the Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland

Lu HanLu Han
20 April 1990
Singer
Donnie YenDonnie Yen
27 July 1963
Actor, Film producer, Film director,

Simu LiuSimu Liu
19 April 1989
Actor

LaoziLaozi
Philosopher

SunziSunzi
0544 AD
Chinese strategist
Jimmy O. YangJimmy O. Yang
11 June 1987
Actor
Stephen ChowStephen Chow
22 June 1962
Film director, Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter,

Wong Kar-waiWong Kar-wai
17 July 1958
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer

Li Ching-YuenLi Ching-Yuen
Herbalist

Ludi LinLudi Lin
11 November 1987
Film actor
Li WenliangLi Wenliang
12 October 1986
Ophthalmologist

Lu BuLu Bu
0161 AD
Military General

XuanzangXuanzang
0602 AD
Scholar

Guan YuGuan Yu
 

Leslie CheungLeslie Cheung
12 September 1956
Singer, Composer, Film director, Actor, Songwriter
John WooJohn Woo
01 May 1946
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film

YongzhengYongzheng
13 December 1678
Emperor of China
Liu CixinLiu Cixin
23 June 1963
Science fiction writer

J. G. BallardJ. G. Ballard
15 November 1930
Novelist, Writer, Autobiographer, Screenwriter,
Baiju NoyanBaiju Noyan
1201 AD
Military personnel
Lang LangLang Lang
14 June 1982
Chinese pianist