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
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

Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping
22 August 1904

28 September 0551
Renowned Chinese teacher, politician, and

Qin Shi HuangQin Shi Huang
0259 BC
Kris WuKris Wu
06 November 1990
Actor, model, singer

Liu YifeiLiu Yifei
25 August 1987
Actress, Singer, Model
Jackson WangJackson Wang
28 March 1994

Deng LunDeng Lun
21 October 1992

Cao CaoCao Cao
18 March 0155
Chinese warlord
07 February 1906
Last Emperor of China

28 February 1989
Fan BingbingFan Bingbing
16 September 1981
Actress, Singer

Dylan WangDylan Wang
20 December 1998

0483 AD
Buddhist Monk
Yang MiYang Mi
12 September 1986
Actress, Singer

Sun TzuSun Tzu
0544 BC
Ancient Military General, Strategist & Philosopher
Hu JintaoHu Jintao
21 December 1942
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of

Wu ZetianWu Zetian
17 February 0625
Chinese Empress

Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin
17 August 1926

Empress Dowager CixiEmpress Dowager Cixi
29 November 1835
Chinese Empress Dowager
Zhao LiyingZhao Liying
16 October 1987
Chinese Actress
Ma HuatengMa Huateng
29 October 1971
CEO of Tencent

Xi MingzeXi Mingze
27 June 1992
Daughter of Xi Jinping

Tiffany TangTiffany Tang
06 December 1983

Ai WeiweiAi Weiwei
28 August 1957
Lu HanLu Han
20 April 1990

Zhao ZiyangZhao Ziyang
17 October 1919
Former Prime Minister of China

Ching ShihChing Shih
1775 AD
19th Century Pirate

Vin ZhangVin Zhang
19 January 1993

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Lin DanLin Dan
14 October 1983
Badminton Player
Liu Xiaobo Liu Xiaobo
28 December 1955
Chinese Human Rights Activist

Zhao WeiZhao Wei
12 March 1976
Edison Chen Edison Chen
07 October 1980
Actor, Singer, Record Producer

Victoria SongVictoria Song
02 February 1987

Tinglan HongTinglan Hong
1979 AD
Hans ZhangHans Zhang
06 October 1984

Joan ChenJoan Chen
26 April 1961
Peng LiyuanPeng Liyuan
20 November 1962
Wife of Xi Jinping

Lee Hoi-chuenLee Hoi-chuen
04 February 1901
Opera Singer, Actor

Hua ChenyuHua Chenyu
07 February 1990
Mandopop Singer

09 January 1986

Lin GengxinLin Gengxin
13 February 1988
Hu Yi TianHu Yi Tian
26 December 1993

Hawick LauHawick Lau
13 October 1974
Singer, Actor

Zhou XunZhou Xun
18 October 1974
Actress, Singer

Deng ChaoDeng Chao
02 February 1979
Actor, Singer
Wang JianlinWang Jianlin
24 October 1954
Business Magnate

Hu GeHu Ge
20 September 1982
Emperor Wu of HanEmperor Wu of Han
30 June 0156
Emperor of China

0372 BC

Li NaLi Na
26 February 1982
Tennis player
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

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
Franklin DiazFranklin Chang Díaz
05 April 1950
Former NASA Astronaut

Tsung-Dao LeeTsung-Dao Lee
24 November 1926

Lin YutangLin Yutang
10 October 1895

Shen YueShen Yue
27 February 1997
Actress, Model
James Wong Howe James Wong Howe
28 August 1899
Olivia SuiOlivia Sui
14 August 1993

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

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

An WangAn Wang
07 February 1920
Co-founder of Wang Laboratories
Ming Na WenMing Na Wen
20 November 1963

Nina LuNina Lu
18 September 2003

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
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

Liu BeiLiu Bei
0161 AD
Gong LiGong Li
31 December 1965

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

Leslie CheungLeslie Cheung
12 September 1956
Singer, Composer, Film director, Actor, Songwriter

Stanley HoStanley Ho
25 November 1921
Politician, Entrepreneur

John WooJohn Woo
01 May 1946
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film
Wong Kar-waiWong Kar-wai
17 July 1958
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer

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.