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

Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping
22 August 1904
 

BodhidharmaBodhidharma
0483 AD
Buddhist Monk

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

Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin
17 August 1926
Politician

Sun TzuSun Tzu
0544 BC
Ancient Military General, Strategist & Philosopher
Hu YaobangHu Yaobang
20 November 1915
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of

Qianlong EmperorQianlong Emperor
25 September 1711
Emperor of China
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

Zhao ZiyangZhao Ziyang
17 October 1919
Former Prime Minister of China

Liu BeiLiu Bei
0161 AD
Founder of the Chinese Shu Han Dynasty
Zhuge LiangZhuge Liang
0181 AD
Military Strategist, Inventor

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

Hong XiuquanHong Xiuquan
01 January 1814
Revolutionary

Liu ShaoqiLiu Shaoqi
24 November 1898
Politician
Wang Jingwei (Wang Ching-wei)Wang Jingwei
04 May 1883
Politician, Diplomat

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
Hua GuofengHua Guofeng
16 February 1921
Politician

Panchen LamaPanchen Lama
19 February 1938
Tenth Panchen Lama
Guangxu EmperorGuangxu Emperor
14 August 1871
Emperor of China

Xi ZhongxunXi Zhongxun
15 October 1913
Politician

Lin BiaoLin Biao
05 December 1907
Politician, Military personnel
Chiang Ching-kuoChiang Ching-kuo
27 April 1910
Politician

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Li PengLi Peng
20 October 1928
Politician
Wen JiabaoWen Jiabao
15 September 1942
Politician, Geologist, Economist

Dong ZhuoDong Zhuo
0138 AD
Warlord

Li XiannianLi Xiannian
23 June 1909
Politician

Hong TaijiHong Taiji
20 November 1592
Emperor
Sun QuanSun Quan
0182 AD
King
Shunzhi EmperorShunzhi Emperor
15 March 1638
Emperor

Yang ShangkunYang Shangkun
03 August 1907
Politician

NurhaciNurhaci
21 February 1559
General

Du FuDu Fu
12 February 0712
Poet
Zhang ZuolinZhang Zuolin
19 March 1875
Warlord

Lü BuweiLü Buwei
0235 AD
Businessman

Zhang FeiZhang Fei
0168 AD
Military officer

KaiduKaidu
1235 AD
Political leader

ShennongShennong
King
Bao ZhengBao Zheng
11 April 0999
Judge

Chen DuxiuChen Duxiu
08 October 1879
Politician, Professor, Philosopher, Journalist
Jia SidaoJia Sidao
1213 AD
Statesman

Li HongzhangLi Hongzhang
15 February 1823
Diplomat, Mandarin

Su ShiSu Shi
08 January 1037
Poet, Writer, Painter
Li ZongrenLi Zongren
13 August 1890
Politician

Tung Chee-hwaTung Chee-hwa
07 July 1937
Businessman
Zhao GaoZhao Gao
0258 AD
Politician

Zuo ZongtangZuo Zongtang
10 November 1812
 

Gu KailaiGu Kailai
15 November 1958
Chinese lawyer

Lee Shau-keeLee Shau-kee
29 January 1928
Entrepreneur, Banker, Businessperson

Chin PengChin Peng
21 October 1924
politician
An LushanAn Lushan
30 November 0703
General

Feng YuxiangFeng Yuxiang
06 November 1882
Warlord

Donald TsangDonald Tsang
07 October 1944
Government Official

Li YuanhongLi Yuanhong
19 October 1864
Politician
Wu SanguiWu Sangui
08 June 1612
Military general

Emperor Guangwu of HanEmperor Guangwu of Han
15 January 0005
Emperor of Han dynasty
Li YuanchaoLi Yuanchao
20 November 1950
politician, mathematician

Kang YouweiKang Youwei
19 March 1858
Philosopher

Liang QichaoLiang Qichao
23 February 1873
Historian
Li DazhaoLi Dazhao
29 October 1889
Founder of Communist Party of China

Wang XianliangWang Xianliang
30 April 1957
Politician
Zhang XianzhongZhang Xianzhong
18 September 1606
Rebel

Wang YangmingWang Yangming
26 October 1472
Calligrapher

Kang ShengKang Sheng
1898 AD
Chinese leader
Zhang ChunqiaoZhang Chunqiao
01 February 1917
Writer

Zhu WenZhu Wen
05 December 0852
General
Zeng GuofanZeng Guofan
26 November 1811
Political Leader

Wu PeifuWu Peifu
22 April 1874
Warlord

Duan QiruiDuan Qirui
06 March 1865
Warlord

Rebiya KadeerRebiya Kadeer
21 January 1947
human rights activist, businessperson
Deng YingchaoDeng Yingchao
04 February 1904
Politician
Wang AnshiWang Anshi
08 December 1021
Economist

Bayan of the MerkidBayan of the Merkid
1280 AD
General

Huang XingHuang Xing
24 October 1874
Revolutionary

Yao WenyuanYao Wenyuan
12 January 1931
Politician
Yap Ah LoyYap Ah Loy
14 March 1837
Malaysian leader

Xiao HeXiao He
0257 AD
Politician

Bo YiboBo Yibo
17 February 1908
Political Leader

Song JiaorenSong Jiaoren
05 April 1882
Politician

Zhang GuotaoZhang Guotao
26 November 1897
Political Leader
Ban ZhaoBan Zhao
0049 AD
Historian

Ouyang XiuOuyang Xiu
01 August 1007
Essayist
Zheng ZhilongZheng Zhilong
16 April 1604
Merchant

Zhang DejiangZhang Dejiang
04 November 1946
politician
Guo MoruoGuo Moruo
16 November 1892
Archaeologist
Chen JiongmingChen Jiongming
18 January 1878
Political Figure