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.

Chloe ZhaoChloe Zhao
31 March 1982
Film Director
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

Chiang Kai-shekChiang Kai-shek
31 October 1887
President of the Republic of China
Jet LiJet Li
26 April 1963

Jackson WangJackson Wang
28 March 1994

Yao MingYao Ming
12 September 1980
Basketball Player
Yip ManYip Man
01 October 1893
Martial Artist

Ming Na WenMing Na Wen
20 November 1963
28 September 0551
Renowned Chinese teacher, politician, and

Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping
22 August 1904

Zhang ZiyiZhang Ziyi
09 February 1979

07 February 1906
Last Emperor of China

Dilraba DilmuratDilraba Dilmurat
03 June 1992
Qin Shi HuangQin Shi Huang
0259 BC

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

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

0483 AD
Buddhist Monk
Qianlong EmperorQianlong Emperor
25 September 1711
Emperor of China

Sun TzuSun Tzu
0544 BC
Ancient Military General, Strategist & Philosopher
Liu YifeiLiu Yifei
25 August 1987
Actress, Singer, Model

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

Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin
17 August 1926
Gong LiGong Li
31 December 1965

Tank ManTank Man
1970 AD
28 February 1989

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

Kris WuKris Wu
06 November 1990
Actor, model, singer
Empress Dowager CixiEmpress Dowager Cixi
29 November 1835
Chinese Empress Dowager

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Dylan WangDylan Wang
20 December 1998
Fan BingbingFan Bingbing
16 September 1981
Actress, Singer

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
Ma HuatengMa Huateng
29 October 1971
CEO of Tencent
Yang MiYang Mi
12 September 1986
Actress, Singer

Zhou EnlaiZhou Enlai
05 March 1898
First Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of

Cao CaoCao Cao
18 March 0155
Chinese warlord

Zheng HeZheng He
23 September 1371
Shen YueShen Yue
27 February 1997
Actress, Model

Hans ZhangHans Zhang
06 October 1984

Deng LunDeng Lun
21 October 1992

Kangxi EmperorKangxi Emperor
04 May 1654

Zhao ZiyangZhao Ziyang
17 October 1919
Former Prime Minister of China
Lu HanLu Han
20 April 1990

Ching ShihChing Shih
1775 AD
19th Century Pirate
Hu Yi TianHu Yi Tian
26 December 1993

Emperor Taizong of TangEmperor Taizong of Tang
28 January 0598

Zhou XunZhou Xun
18 October 1974
Actress, Singer
Faye WongFaye Wong
08 August 1969
Actress, Singer

Peng LiyuanPeng Liyuan
20 November 1962
Wife of Xi Jinping
Yuan ShikaiYuan Shikai
16 September 1859
Former President of the Republic of China

Victoria SongVictoria Song
02 February 1987

Zhao WeiZhao Wei
12 March 1976

Ai WeiweiAi Weiwei
28 August 1957

Joan ChenJoan Chen
26 April 1961
Zhuge LiangZhuge Liang
0181 AD
Military Strategist, Inventor

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

Tiffany TangTiffany Tang
06 December 1983

Lee Hoi-chuenLee Hoi-chuen
04 February 1901
Opera Singer, Actor
Yongle EmperorYongle Emperor
02 May 1360

Vincent TanVincent Tan
23 March 1952
Hong XiuquanHong Xiuquan
01 January 1814

Hongwu EmperorHongwu Emperor
21 October 1328
Emperor of China

Edison Chen Edison Chen
07 October 1980
Actor, Singer, Record Producer
Tinglan HongTinglan Hong
1979 AD
Hugh Grant's Ex-Girlfriend

Liu ShaoqiLiu Shaoqi
24 November 1898
Etta Ng Chok LamEtta Ng Chok Lam
19 November 1999
Jackie Chan's Daughter

Liu Xiaobo Liu Xiaobo
28 December 1955
Chinese Human Rights Activist

Wang Jingwei (Wang Ching-wei)Wang Jingwei
04 May 1883
Politician, Diplomat
Lin DanLin Dan
14 October 1983
Badminton Player

Vin ZhangVin Zhang
19 January 1993
Li BaiLi Bai
19 May 0701

Ruth GrahamRuth Graham
10 June 1920
Philanthropist, Poet, Author

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

Li NaLi Na
26 February 1982
Tennis player
Hawick LauHawick Lau
13 October 1974
Singer, Actor
Deng ChaoDeng Chao
02 February 1979
Actor, Singer

Hu GeHu Ge
20 September 1982

Ren ZhengfeiRen Zhengfei
25 October 1944
CEO of Huawei

Lin GengxinLin Gengxin
13 February 1988
Hua ChenyuHua Chenyu
07 February 1990
Mandopop Singer

Wang JianlinWang Jianlin
24 October 1954
Business Magnate

0372 BC

John GokongweiJohn Gokongwei
11 August 1926

Joshua WongJoshua Wong
13 October 1996
Political Activist
Liu TaoLiu Tao
12 July 1978
Actress, Singer

Gladys AylwardGladys Aylward
24 February 1902
Emperor Yang of SuiEmperor Yang of Sui
0569 AD
Emperor of China’s Sui dynasty

Chen XiaoChen Xiao
05 July 1987
09 January 1986
Mo YanMo Yan
17 February 1955
Novelist & Short Story Writer

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.