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
Liu YifeiLiu Yifei
25 August 1987
Actress, Singer, Model

Mao ZedongMao Zedong
26 December 1893
Communist Leader of China

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

Yao MingYao Ming
12 September 1980
Basketball Player

Jack MaJack Ma
10 September 1964
Founder & Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group
Chiang Kai-shekChiang Kai-shek
31 October 1887
President of the Republic of China

Zhang ZiyiZhang Ziyi
09 February 1979
Actress

Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping
22 August 1904
 

ConfuciusConfucius
28 September 0551
Renowned Chinese teacher, politician, and
Kris WuKris Wu
06 November 1990
Actor, model, singer

Qin Shi HuangQin Shi Huang
0259 BC
King
Jackson WangJackson Wang
28 March 1994
Rapper

Deng LunDeng Lun
21 October 1992
Actor

Fan BingbingFan Bingbing
16 September 1981
Actress, Singer
PuyiPuyi
07 February 1906
Last Emperor of China

Dilraba DilmuratDilraba Dilmurat
03 June 1992
Actress
Ren ZhengfeiRen Zhengfei
25 October 1944
CEO of Huawei

AngelababyAngelababy
28 February 1989
Model

BodhidharmaBodhidharma
0483 AD
Buddhist Monk
Dylan WangDylan Wang
20 December 1998
Actor

Gong LiGong Li
31 December 1965
Actress
Yang MiYang Mi
12 September 1986
Actress, Singer

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

Cao CaoCao Cao
18 March 0155
Chinese warlord

Joshua WongJoshua Wong
13 October 1996
Political Activist
Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin
17 August 1926
Politician
Sun TzuSun Tzu
0544 BC
Ancient Military General, Strategist & Philosopher

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

Xi MingzeXi Mingze
27 June 1992
Daughter of Xi Jinping

Wu ZetianWu Zetian
17 February 0625
Chinese Empress
Empress Dowager CixiEmpress Dowager Cixi
29 November 1835
Chinese Empress Dowager

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Zhao ZiyangZhao Ziyang
17 October 1919
Former Prime Minister of China

Zhao LiyingZhao Liying
16 October 1987
Chinese Actress

Ma HuatengMa Huateng
29 October 1971
CEO of Tencent

Tiffany TangTiffany Tang
06 December 1983
Actress
Ai WeiweiAi Weiwei
28 August 1957
Artist

Lu HanLu Han
20 April 1990
Singer
Zhao WeiZhao Wei
12 March 1976
Actress

Liu Xiaobo Liu Xiaobo
28 December 1955
Chinese Human Rights Activist

Lin DanLin Dan
14 October 1983
Badminton Player
Ching ShihChing Shih
1775 AD
19th Century Pirate

Vin ZhangVin Zhang
19 January 1993
Actor
Lee Hoi-chuenLee Hoi-chuen
04 February 1901
Opera Singer, Actor

Li NaLi Na
26 February 1982
Tennis player

Victoria SongVictoria Song
02 February 1987
Singer

Tinglan HongTinglan Hong
1979 AD
Models

Hans ZhangHans Zhang
06 October 1984
Actor
Joan ChenJoan Chen
26 April 1961
Actress

Peng LiyuanPeng Liyuan
20 November 1962
Wife of Xi Jinping

Hua ChenyuHua Chenyu
07 February 1990
Mandopop Singer

Zhou XunZhou Xun
18 October 1974
Actress, Singer
WengieWengie
09 January 1986
YouTuber

Lin GengxinLin Gengxin
13 February 1988
Actor
Edison Chen Edison Chen
07 October 1980
Actor, Singer, Record Producer

Hu Yi TianHu Yi Tian
26 December 1993
Actor

Hawick LauHawick Lau
13 October 1974
Singer, Actor
Deng ChaoDeng Chao
02 February 1979
Actor, Singer

Wang JianlinWang Jianlin
24 October 1954
Business Magnate
Hu GeHu Ge
20 September 1982
Actor

MenciusMencius
0372 BC
Philosopher

Emperor Wu of HanEmperor Wu of Han
30 June 0156
Emperor of China
Liu TaoLiu Tao
12 July 1978
Actress, Singer

Wang Jingwei (Wang Ching-wei)Wang Jingwei
04 May 1883
Politician, Diplomat
Chen XiaoChen Xiao
05 July 1987
Actor

Ruth GrahamRuth Graham
10 June 1920
Philanthropist, Poet, Author

Mo YanMo Yan
17 February 1955
Novelist & Short Story Writer

Yip ManYip Man
01 October 1893
Martial Artist
Emperor Yang of SuiEmperor Yang of Sui
0569 AD
Emperor of China’s Sui dynasty
Tsung-Dao LeeTsung-Dao Lee
24 November 1926
Physicist

Franklin DiazFranklin Chang Díaz
05 April 1950
Former NASA Astronaut

Lin YutangLin Yutang
10 October 1895
Writer

Shen YueShen Yue
27 February 1997
Actress, Model
James Wong Howe James Wong Howe
28 August 1899
Cinematographer

Olivia SuiOlivia Sui
14 August 1993
YouTuber

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

Ming Na WenMing Na Wen
20 November 1963
Actress

Lao Tzu (Laozi)Lao Tzu (Laozi)
0601 BC
Philosopher
Sun Yat Sen Sun Yat Sen
12 November 1866
Chinese Revolutionary and 'Father of Modern china'

Robert Charles ChienRobert Charles Chien
 
Entrepreneur, Lea Salonga’s Husband
Akong RinpocheAkong Rinpoche
25 December 1939
Founder of the Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland

Etta Ng Chok LamEtta Ng Chok Lam
19 November 1999
Jackie Chan's Daughter

Nina LuNina Lu
18 September 2003
Actress
Pocket SunPocket Sun
12 July 1991
Entrepreneur, Investor

Tank ManTank Man
 
Donnie YenDonnie Yen
27 July 1963
Actor, Film producer, Film director,

Sun Yat-senSun Yat-sen
12 November 1866
Politician, Physician, Philosopher

Stephen ChowStephen Chow
22 June 1962
Film director, Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter,

Qianlong EmperorQianlong Emperor
25 September 1711
Emperor of China
LaoziLaozi
 

Li PengLi Peng
20 October 1928
Politician
Guan YuGuan Yu
 

Lang LangLang Lang
14 June 1982
Chinese pianist
Zhou EnlaiZhou Enlai
05 March 1898
Politician, Diplomat

Zhuge LiangZhuge Liang
0181 AD
Politician, military strategist, writer, engineer
Zheng HeZheng He
23 September 1371
Chinese diplomat

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.