List of Chinese people

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Famous Chinese or Chinese-speaking/writing people.

Note In Chinese names, the family name is typically placed first (for example, the family name of "Mao Zedong" is "Mao"). For westernized names, the family name is placed last (for example, the family name of "Maggie Cheung" is "Cheung").

Imperial times

See also: Chinese sovereign, Table of Chinese monarchs

Warlords

Communist Party of China / PRC

Nationalists (Kuomintang)

Republic of China

See also: List of leaders of the Republic of China, Premier of the Republic of China

Dissidents

Non-political royalty

Artists and perfomers

Painters and calligraphers

See also: List of Chinese painters

Actors and actresses

Film-makers


See also: Cinema of China

Singers

See also: Cantopop

Musicians

See also: List of Chinese musicians

Comedians

  • Raybon Kan, New Zealand Chinese comedian and newspaper columnist

Martial Artists

Athletes

See also: Category:Chinese sportspeople

Educators

Business tycoons

Taiwan:

Hong Kong:

Explorers

Law

Military officers and soldiers

See also: People of note in the PLA

Philosophers and writers

See also

Linguist

Religion

See also: List of Taoists

Scientists and engineers

Others

Fictional Chinese people

See also

fr:Liste de Chinois célèbres it:Cinesi illustri zh:中国人列表