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

Mao ZedongMao Zedong
26 December 1893
Communist Leader of China

Ming Na WenMing Na Wen
20 November 1963

Jack MaJack Ma
10 September 1964
Chinese business magnate

Jet LiJet Li
26 April 1963
Liu YifeiLiu Yifei
25 August 1987
Actress, Singer, Model

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

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

Gong LiGong Li
31 December 1965

Qin Shi HuangQin Shi Huang
0259 BC

Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping
22 August 1904

Lao Tzu (Laozi)Lao Tzu (Laozi)
0601 BC
Hu JintaoHu Jintao
21 December 1942
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of

Zhang ZiyiZhang Ziyi
09 February 1979

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

0483 AD
Buddhist Monk
Fan BingbingFan Bingbing
16 September 1981
Actress, Singer

Dilraba DilmuratDilraba Dilmurat
03 June 1992

Tinglan HongTinglan Hong
1979 AD
Hugh Grant's Ex-Girlfriend
Kris WuKris Wu
06 November 1990
Actor, model, singer

Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin
17 August 1926
28 February 1989

Ma HuatengMa Huateng
29 October 1971
CEO of Tencent

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

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Wu ZetianWu Zetian
17 February 0625
Chinese Empress
Chloe ZhaoChloe Zhao
31 March 1982
Film Director

Joan ChenJoan Chen
26 April 1961

Zheng HeZheng He
23 September 1371

Dylan WangDylan Wang
20 December 1998
Xi MingzeXi Mingze
27 June 1992
Daughter of Xi Jinping
Zhao LiyingZhao Liying
16 October 1987
Chinese Actress

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

Yang MiYang Mi
12 September 1986
Actress, Singer

Tiffany TangTiffany Tang
06 December 1983
Deng LunDeng Lun
21 October 1992

Cao CaoCao Cao
18 March 0155
Chinese warlord

Victoria SongVictoria Song
02 February 1987

Kangxi EmperorKangxi Emperor
04 May 1654

Ching ShihChing Shih
1775 AD
19th Century Pirate
Hu YaobangHu Yaobang
20 November 1915
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of

Peng LiyuanPeng Liyuan
20 November 1962
Wife of Xi Jinping
Shen YueShen Yue
27 February 1997
Actress, Model

Faye WongFaye Wong
08 August 1969
Actress, Singer

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

Zhao ZiyangZhao Ziyang
17 October 1919
Former Prime Minister of China
Zhou XunZhou Xun
18 October 1974
Actress, Singer

Zhuge LiangZhuge Liang
0181 AD
Military Strategist, Inventor

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

Zhao WeiZhao Wei
12 March 1976

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

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

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
Yongle EmperorYongle Emperor
02 May 1360

Emperor Taizong of TangEmperor Taizong of Tang
28 January 0598
Hans ZhangHans Zhang
06 October 1984

Li BaiLi Bai
19 May 0701

Liu ShaoqiLiu Shaoqi
24 November 1898
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

Wang Jingwei (Wang Ching-wei)Wang Jingwei
04 May 1883
Politician, Diplomat

09 January 1986

Hu GeHu Ge
20 September 1982
Hua ChenyuHua Chenyu
07 February 1990
Mandopop Singer
Vin ZhangVin Zhang
19 January 1993

0372 BC

Ruth GrahamRuth Graham
10 June 1920
Philanthropist, Poet, Author

Hawick LauHawick Lau
13 October 1974
Singer, Actor
John GokongweiJohn Gokongwei
11 August 1926

Deng ChaoDeng Chao
02 February 1979
Actor, Singer

Yang JiangYang Jiang
17 July 1911

Wang JianlinWang Jianlin
24 October 1954
Business Magnate

Liu TaoLiu Tao
12 July 1978
Actress, Singer
Li NaLi Na
26 February 1982
Tennis player

Robert Charles ChienRobert Charles Chien
Entrepreneur, Lea Salonga’s Husband
Chen XiaoChen Xiao
05 July 1987

Mo YanMo Yan
17 February 1955
Novelist & Short Story Writer
Gladys AylwardGladys Aylward
24 February 1902
Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933
Electrical Engineer

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.