Famous People From China
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
(Actor, Martial Artist)

27 November 1940

Mao ZedongMao Zedong
(Communist Leader of China)

26 December 1893

Xi JinpingXi Jinping
(General Secretary of the Communist Party of China)

15 June 1953

Yao MingYao Ming
(Basketball Player)

12 September 1980

Jack MaJack Ma
(Founder & Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group)

10 September 1964

Qin Shi HuangQin Shi Huang
(King)

0259 BC

ConfuciusConfucius
(Renowned Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher)

28 September 0551

Chiang Kai-shekChiang Kai-shek
(President of the Republic of China)

31 October 1887

Deng LunDeng Lun
(Actor)

21 October 1992

Dylan WangDylan Wang
(Actor)

20 December 1998

Jackson WangJackson Wang
(Rapper)

28 March 1994

PuyiPuyi
(Last Emperor of China)

07 February 1906

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Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping

22 August 1904

Kris WuKris Wu
(Actor, model, singer)

06 November 1990

BodhidharmaBodhidharma
(Buddhist Monk)

0483 AD

Sun TzuSun Tzu
(Ancient Military General, Strategist & Philosopher)

0544 BC

Vin ZhangVin Zhang
(Actor)

19 January 1993

Hu JintaoHu Jintao
(Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China)

21 December 1942

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Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin
(Politician)

17 August 1926

Cao CaoCao Cao
(Chinese warlord)

18 March 0155

Lu HanLu Han
(Singer)

20 April 1990

Ai WeiweiAi Weiwei
(Artist)

28 August 1957

Ma HuatengMa Huateng
(CEO of Tencent)

29 October 1971

Lin GengxinLin Gengxin
(Actor)

13 February 1988

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Hans ZhangHans Zhang
(Actor)

06 October 1984

Edison Chen Edison Chen
(Actor, Singer, Record Producer)

07 October 1980

Lin DanLin Dan
(Badminton Player)

14 October 1983

Liu Xiaobo Liu Xiaobo
(Chinese Human Rights Activist)

28 December 1955

Zhao ZiyangZhao Ziyang
(Former Prime Minister of China)

17 October 1919

Lee Hoi-chuenLee Hoi-chuen
(Opera Singer, Actor)

04 February 1901

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Hu Yi TianHu Yi Tian
(Actor)

26 December 1993

Hu GeHu Ge
(Actor)

20 September 1982

MenciusMencius
(Philosopher)

0372 BC

Wang JianlinWang Jianlin
(Business Magnate)

24 October 1954

Emperor Wu of HanEmperor Wu of Han
(Emperor of China)

30 June 0156

Deng ChaoDeng Chao
(Actor, Singer)

02 February 1979

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Wang Jingwei (Wang Ching-wei)Wang Jingwei
(Politician, Diplomat)

04 May 1883

Chen XiaoChen Xiao
(Actor)

05 July 1987

Mo YanMo Yan
(Novelist & Short Story Writer)

17 February 1955

Yip ManYip Man
(Martial Artist)

01 October 1893

Emperor Yang of SuiEmperor Yang of Sui
(Emperor of China’s Sui dynasty)

0569 AD

Franklin DiazFranklin Chang Díaz
(Former NASA Astronaut)

05 April 1950

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Tsung-Dao LeeTsung-Dao Lee
(Physicist)

24 November 1926

Lin YutangLin Yutang
(Writer)

10 October 1895

James Wong Howe James Wong Howe
(Cinematographer)

28 August 1899

Lao Tzu (Laozi)Lao Tzu (Laozi)
(Philosopher)

0601 BC

Sun Yat Sen Sun Yat Sen
(Chinese Revolutionary and 'Father of Modern china')

12 November 1866

An WangAn Wang
(Co-founder of Wang Laboratories)

07 February 1920

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Robert Charles ChienRobert Charles Chien
(Entrepreneur, Lea Salonga’s Husband)
Akong RinpocheAkong Rinpoche
(Founder of the Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland)

25 December 1939

Tank ManTank Man

Donnie YenDonnie Yen
(Actor, Film producer, Film director, Choreographer, Martial artist, Judoka, Karateka, Taekwondo athlete, Thai boxer)

27 July 1963

Sun Yat-senSun Yat-sen
(Politician, Physician, Philosopher)

12 November 1866

Stephen ChowStephen Chow
(Film director, Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Comedian)

22 June 1962

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Qianlong EmperorQianlong Emperor
(Emperor of China)

25 September 1711

LaoziLaozi

Zheng HeZheng He
(Chinese diplomat)

23 September 1371

Guan YuGuan Yu

Zhou EnlaiZhou Enlai
(Politician, Diplomat)

05 March 1898

Wong Kar-waiWong Kar-wai
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer)

17 July 1958

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John WooJohn Woo
(Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film editor)

01 May 1946

Leslie CheungLeslie Cheung
(Singer, Composer, Film director, Actor, Songwriter)

12 September 1956

Lang LangLang Lang
(Chinese pianist)

14 June 1982

Zhuge LiangZhuge Liang
(Politician, military strategist, writer, engineer and inventor)

0181 AD

Stanley HoStanley Ho
(Politician, Entrepreneur)

25 November 1921

Toshiro MifuneToshiro Mifune
(Actor, Film producer, Film actor)

01 April 1920

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Kangxi EmperorKangxi Emperor
(Emperor)

04 May 1654

Yuan ShikaiYuan Shikai
(Former President of the Republic of China)

16 September 1859

XuanzangXuanzang
(Scholar)

0602 AD

Liu BeiLiu Bei
(Emperor)

0161 AD

Yellow EmperorYellow Emperor
(Emperor)
Wallace HuoWallace Huo
(Actor, Television actor, Film actor)

26 December 1979

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Zhang YimouZhang Yimou
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter)

14 November 1951

J. G. BallardJ. G. Ballard
(Novelist, Writer, Autobiographer, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer)

15 November 1930

Hawick LauHawick Lau
(Singer, Actor)

13 October 1974

Guangxu EmperorGuangxu Emperor
(Emperor of China)

14 August 1871

Hongwu EmperorHongwu Emperor
(Prince)

21 October 1328

Hu YitianHu Yitian
(Actor)

26 December 1993

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Emperor Taizong of TangEmperor Taizong of Tang
(Emperor of China)

28 January 0598

Yongle EmperorYongle Emperor
(Emperor of China)

02 May 1360

Hua GuofengHua Guofeng
(Politician)

16 February 1921