China, one of the fastest growing countries in the world, has dominated the world’s cultural, economic and social landscape by leap and bounds. And if you don’t believe us, check this – imagine life without Chinese food, low priced Chinese products, ancient Chinese art and science Feng Shui, traditional Chinese martial arts, or even Chinese inventions and discoveries! Tough one, isn’t it? But this is just the beginning for China’s huge territory and rich culture is about a lot more than just this. Chinese people are considered dynamic, strong-minded individuals with a warm heart and a hospitable nature. And the same goes for its leaders too. One of the biggest communist countries in the world, the political structure of China is a paradigm of communist ideologies, beliefs, principles and cultures. You would be amazed to know that the Communist party of China is the largest political party of the world. What’s more, it has been ruling China undisputedly for more than six decades now! The party has produced some of the finest and most eminent Chinese leaders like Li Xiannian, Yang Shangkun, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao or current President Xi Jinping. The nationalist party of China too has had influential leaders like Lee-Teng Hui, Ma Yeng Jeou and so on. Read on to know in details about Chinese leaders, their life and works.
Xi JinpingXi Jinping
15 June 1953
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
Mao ZedongMao Zedong
26 December 1893
Communist Leader of China

Chiang Kai-shekChiang Kai-shek
31 October 1887
President of the Republic of China

BodhidharmaBodhidharma
0483 AD
Buddhist Monk

Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping
22 August 1904
 

Qin Shi HuangQin Shi Huang
0259 BC
King
Hu JintaoHu Jintao
21 December 1942
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of

Qianlong EmperorQianlong Emperor
25 September 1711
Emperor of China

Sun TzuSun Tzu
0544 BC
Ancient Military General, Strategist & Philosopher
Liu BeiLiu Bei
0161 AD
Founder of the Chinese Shu Han Dynasty

Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin
17 August 1926
Politician
Wu ZetianWu Zetian
17 February 0625
Chinese Empress

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

Cao CaoCao Cao
18 March 0155
Chinese warlord

Zhuge LiangZhuge Liang
0181 AD
Military Strategist, Inventor

Hu YaobangHu Yaobang
20 November 1915
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of
Yuan ShikaiYuan Shikai
16 September 1859
Former President of the Republic of China

Zhao ZiyangZhao Ziyang
17 October 1919
Former Prime Minister of China

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

Liu ShaoqiLiu Shaoqi
24 November 1898
Politician
Sun Yat Sen Sun Yat Sen
12 November 1866
Chinese Revolutionary and 'Father of Modern china'

Akong RinpocheAkong Rinpoche
25 December 1939
Founder of the Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland
Guan YuGuan Yu
 

Jiang QingJiang Qing
05 March 1914
Politician

Sun QuanSun Quan
0182 AD
King
Panchen LamaPanchen Lama
19 February 1938
Tenth Panchen Lama

Hua GuofengHua Guofeng
16 February 1921
Politician
Lin BiaoLin Biao
05 December 1907
Politician, Military personnel

Zhang FeiZhang Fei
0168 AD
Military officer

Hong XiuquanHong Xiuquan
01 January 1814
Revolutionary
Chiang Ching-kuoChiang Ching-kuo
27 April 1910
Politician

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Xi ZhongxunXi Zhongxun
15 October 1913
Politician
Dong ZhuoDong Zhuo
0138 AD
Warlord

Wen JiabaoWen Jiabao
15 September 1942
Politician, Geologist, Economist

Hong TaijiHong Taiji
20 November 1592
Emperor

Chin PengChin Peng
21 October 1924
politician
NurhaciNurhaci
21 February 1559
General
Shunzhi EmperorShunzhi Emperor
15 March 1638
Emperor

Li PengLi Peng
20 October 1928
Politician

Zhang ZuolinZhang Zuolin
19 March 1875
Warlord

Bao ZhengBao Zheng
11 April 0999
Judge
ShennongShennong
King

Li XiannianLi Xiannian
23 June 1909
Politician

Su ShiSu Shi
08 January 1037
Poet, Writer, Painter

Zuo ZongtangZuo Zongtang
10 November 1812
 

Li HongzhangLi Hongzhang
15 February 1823
Diplomat, Mandarin
Li ZongrenLi Zongren
13 August 1890
Politician

Chen DuxiuChen Duxiu
08 October 1879
Politician, Professor, Philosopher, Journalist
Du FuDu Fu
12 February 0712
Poet

Feng YuxiangFeng Yuxiang
06 November 1882
Warlord

An LushanAn Lushan
30 November 0703
General
Yap Ah LoyYap Ah Loy
14 March 1837
Malaysian leader

Tung Chee-hwaTung Chee-hwa
07 July 1937
Businessman
Li YuanhongLi Yuanhong
19 October 1864
Politician

Rebiya KadeerRebiya Kadeer
21 January 1947
human rights activist, businessperson

Wu SanguiWu Sangui
08 June 1612
Military general

Donald TsangDonald Tsang
07 October 1944
Government Official

Kang YouweiKang Youwei
19 March 1858
Philosopher
Liang QichaoLiang Qichao
23 February 1873
Historian

Wu PeifuWu Peifu
22 April 1874
Warlord

Wang YangmingWang Yangming
26 October 1472
Calligrapher

Zhang XianzhongZhang Xianzhong
18 September 1606
Rebel
Lee Shau-keeLee Shau-kee
29 January 1928
Entrepreneur, Banker, Businessperson

Li YuanchaoLi Yuanchao
20 November 1950
politician, mathematician
Kang ShengKang Sheng
1898 AD
Chinese leader

Zeng GuofanZeng Guofan
26 November 1811
Political Leader

Wang AnshiWang Anshi
08 December 1021
Economist
Duan QiruiDuan Qirui
06 March 1865
Warlord

Li DazhaoLi Dazhao
29 October 1889
Founder of Communist Party of China
Zhang ChunqiaoZhang Chunqiao
01 February 1917
Writer

Chen JiongmingChen Jiongming
18 January 1878
Political Figure

Song JiaorenSong Jiaoren
05 April 1882
Politician
Bo YiboBo Yibo
17 February 1908
Political Leader

Guo MoruoGuo Moruo
16 November 1892
Archaeologist
Huang XingHuang Xing
24 October 1874
Revolutionary

Zu ChongzhiZu Chongzhi
0429 AD
Astronomer

Zheng ZhilongZheng Zhilong
16 April 1604
Merchant

Cai YuanpeiCai Yuanpei
11 January 1868
Philosopher
Yao WenyuanYao Wenyuan
12 January 1931
Politician
Zhang DaolingZhang Daoling
0034 AD
Religious leader

Deng YingchaoDeng Yingchao
04 February 1904
Politician

Zhang GuotaoZhang Guotao
26 November 1897
Political Leader

Zhang DejiangZhang Dejiang
04 November 1946
politician
Ling JihuaLing Jihua
30 September 1956
politician

Peng ZhenPeng Zhen
12 October 1902
Politician

Hu HanminHu Hanmin
09 December 1879
Political leader

RongluRonglu
06 April 1836
Political leader

Zhang ZhidongZhang Zhidong
04 September 1837
Chinese official
Xu CaihouXu Caihou
22 June 1943
Military general

Rong YirenRong Yiren
01 May 1916
Politician
Zhang GaoliZhang Gaoli
01 November 1946
politician.economist

Chen BodaChen Boda
29 July 1904
Journalist
Wang GuangmeiWang Guangmei
26 September 1921
Politician
UlanhuUlanhu
23 December 1906
Politician