Friendly, accommodating and polite, the Chinese people would go to great lengths to avoid conflicts or embarrassment. Quiet and unassuming on the surface, yet burning with passion and determination on the inside, the Chinese have aptly earned the title ‘The Sleeping Dragon’. China is one of the most ancient civilizations and her contributions to the world are immeasurable. One of the world’s fastest growing economies, China has been among the largest and most complicated economies over the past two thousand years. The Chinese are very hardworking, creative, and intellectual.

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist
Jack MaJack Ma
10 September 1964
Chinese business magnate

Xi JinpingXi Jinping
15 June 1953
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China

Chloe ZhaoChloe Zhao
31 March 1982
Film Director

Mao ZedongMao Zedong
26 December 1893
Communist Leader of China

PuyiPuyi
07 February 1906
Last Emperor of China
Ming Na WenMing Na Wen
20 November 1963
Actress

Yao MingYao Ming
12 September 1980
Basketball Player

Jackson WangJackson Wang
28 March 1994
Rapper
Chiang Kai-shekChiang Kai-shek
31 October 1887
President of the Republic of China

Jet LiJet Li
26 April 1963
Actor
ConfuciusConfucius
28 September 0551
Renowned Chinese teacher, politician, and

Zhang ZiyiZhang Ziyi
09 February 1979
Actress

Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping
22 August 1904
 

Qin Shi HuangQin Shi Huang
0259 BC
King

Liu YifeiLiu Yifei
25 August 1987
Actress, Singer, Model
Hu JintaoHu Jintao
21 December 1942
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of

Sun Yat Sen Sun Yat Sen
12 November 1866
Chinese Revolutionary and 'Father of Modern china'

Dilraba DilmuratDilraba Dilmurat
03 June 1992
Actress

Sun TzuSun Tzu
0544 BC
Ancient Military General, Strategist & Philosopher
Gong LiGong Li
31 December 1965
Actress

Lao Tzu (Laozi)Lao Tzu (Laozi)
0601 BC
Philosopher
BodhidharmaBodhidharma
0483 AD
Buddhist Monk

Fan BingbingFan Bingbing
16 September 1981
Actress, Singer

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

AngelababyAngelababy
28 February 1989
Model
Vincent TanVincent Tan
23 March 1952
Investor

Qianlong EmperorQianlong Emperor
25 September 1711
Emperor of China

Kris WuKris Wu
06 November 1990
Actor, model, singer
Deng LunDeng Lun
21 October 1992
Actor

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Empress Dowager CixiEmpress Dowager Cixi
29 November 1835
Chinese Empress Dowager
Tank ManTank Man
1970 AD
Protester

Zhao LiyingZhao Liying
16 October 1987
Chinese Actress

Wu ZetianWu Zetian
17 February 0624
Chinese Empress

Xi MingzeXi Mingze
27 June 1992
Daughter of Xi Jinping
Yang MiYang Mi
12 September 1986
Actress, Singer
Zhou EnlaiZhou Enlai
05 March 1898
First Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of

Hu Yi TianHu Yi Tian
26 December 1993
Actor

Cao CaoCao Cao
18 March 0155
Chinese warlord

Zheng HeZheng He
23 September 1371
Explorer
Dylan WangDylan Wang
20 December 1998
Actor

Ching ShihChing Shih
1775 AD
19th Century Pirate

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

Joan ChenJoan Chen
26 April 1961
Actress

Kangxi EmperorKangxi Emperor
04 May 1654
Emperor
Peng LiyuanPeng Liyuan
20 November 1962
Wife of Xi Jinping

Shen YueShen Yue
27 February 1997
Actress, Model
Tiffany TangTiffany Tang
06 December 1983
Actress

Zhao ZiyangZhao Ziyang
17 October 1919
Former Prime Minister of China

Victoria SongVictoria Song
02 February 1987
Singer
Faye WongFaye Wong
08 August 1969
Actress, Singer

Zhou XunZhou Xun
18 October 1974
Actress, Singer
Ai WeiweiAi Weiwei
28 August 1957
Artist

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

Lin DanLin Dan
14 October 1983
Badminton Player

Hans ZhangHans Zhang
06 October 1984
Actor

Edison Chen Edison Chen
07 October 1980
Actor, Singer, Record Producer
Zhuge LiangZhuge Liang
0181 AD
Military Strategist, Inventor

Zhao WeiZhao Wei
12 March 1976
Actress

Liu BeiLiu Bei
0161 AD
Founder of the Chinese Shu Han Dynasty

Etta Ng Chok LamEtta Ng Chok Lam
19 November 1999
Jackie Chan's Daughter
Hua ChenyuHua Chenyu
07 February 1990
Mandopop Singer

Lee Hoi-chuenLee Hoi-chuen
04 February 1901
Opera Singer, Actor
Hongwu EmperorHongwu Emperor
21 October 1328
Emperor of China

Hong XiuquanHong Xiuquan
01 January 1814
Revolutionary

Yongle EmperorYongle Emperor
02 May 1360
Emperor
Liu ShaoqiLiu Shaoqi
24 November 1898
Politician

Li NaLi Na
26 February 1982
Tennis player
Emperor Taizong of TangEmperor Taizong of Tang
28 January 0598
Emperor

Ren ZhengfeiRen Zhengfei
25 October 1944
CEO of Huawei

Liu Xiaobo Liu Xiaobo
28 December 1955
Chinese Human Rights Activist
Emperor Wu of HanEmperor Wu of Han
30 June 0156
Emperor of China

Hawick LauHawick Lau
13 October 1974
Singer, Actor
Wang Jingwei (Wang Ching-wei)Wang Jingwei
04 May 1883
Politician, Diplomat

Li BaiLi Bai
19 May 0701
Poet

Tinglan HongTinglan Hong
1979 AD
Hugh Grant's Ex-Girlfriend

Lin GengxinLin Gengxin
13 February 1988
Actor
Vin ZhangVin Zhang
19 January 1993
Actor
Ruth GrahamRuth Graham
10 June 1920
Philanthropist, Poet, Author

Wang JianlinWang Jianlin
24 October 1954
Business Magnate

Joshua WongJoshua Wong
13 October 1996
Political Activist

Deng ChaoDeng Chao
02 February 1979
Actor, Singer
Hu GeHu Ge
20 September 1982
Actor

John GokongweiJohn Gokongwei
11 August 1926
Businessperson

MenciusMencius
0372 BC
Philosopher

Gladys AylwardGladys Aylward
24 February 1902
Missionary

WengieWengie
09 January 1986
YouTuber
Liu TaoLiu Tao
12 July 1978
Actress, Singer

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

Emperor Yang of SuiEmperor Yang of Sui
0569 AD
Emperor of China’s Sui dynasty
James Wong HoweJames Wong Howe
28 August 1899
Cinematographer
Robert Charles ChienRobert Charles Chien
 
Entrepreneur, Lea Salonga’s Husband

The teachings of the ancient philosopher Confucius laid the foundation for the rich cultural and political heritage of China. His philosophy emphasized on morality, social relationships, justice and sincerity—qualities that the Chinese uphold to this day. From time immemorial Chinese scientists, mathematicians and doctors have made important inventions and discoveries. The contributions of the Chinese to the areas of astronomy, surgery, science and technology, and philosophy have been immense. The modern Chinese are following in the footsteps of their illustrious forefathers in making their homeland proud and enriching the whole of the world with their good works. Browse this section to read all about the famous Chinese who helped shape the world.