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Famous Scientists from China

Updated June 14, 2019 22.5k views60 items

List of notable or famous scientists from China, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in China and even some popular scientists who immigrated to China. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Chinese scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from China is included when available.

List contains people like Taylor Wang, Qian Xuesen.

This historic scientists from China list can help answer the questions "Who are some Chinese scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from China?" These prominent scientists of China may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Chinese scientists.

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  • 1
    Zhou Bangxin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from China
    Zhou Bangxin (Chinese: 周邦新, born December, 1935), academician of the Chinese Academy of... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Bruce Lahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Bruce Lahn

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceChina

    Bruce Lahn is a Chinese-born American geneticist. Lahn came to the U.S. from China to continue... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Tan Jiazhen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Tan Jiazhen

    Dec. at 99 (1909-2008)

    BirthplaceChina

    Tan Jiazhen (15 September 1909 – 1 November 2008), also known as C. C. Tan, was a Chinese... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Cai Wen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Cai Wen

    Age: 78

    BirthplaceChina

    Sai On (蔡温) (1682–1761), or Cai Wen in Chinese, also known as Gushi-chan Bunjaku (具志頭文若, lit.... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Cai Xitao is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Cai Xitao

    Dec. at 70 (1911-1981)
    Cai Xitao or Tsai Hse-Tao (Chinese: 蔡希陶; pinyin: Cài Xītáo; Wade–Giles: Tsai4 Hsi1-tao2; 10... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Chang Chi-yun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Chang Chi-yun

    Dec. at 84 (1901-1985)
    Chang Ch‘i-yün or Zhang Qiyun (29 September 1901 – 26 August 1985) was a historian,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Charles K. Kao is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    BirthplaceShanghai, China

    Sir Charles Kuen Kao (4 November 1933 – 23 September 2018) was a physicist and electrical... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Chen-Ning Yang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    BirthplaceChina, Hefei, Eurasia, Anhui

    Yang Chen-Ning or Yang Zhenning (Chinese: 杨振宁; born October 1, 1922) is a Chinese theoretical... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Chien Wei-zang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Chien Wei-zang

    Dec. at 98 (1912-2010)

    BirthplaceChina

    Qian Weichang or Chien Wei-zang (simplified Chinese: 钱伟长; traditional Chinese: 錢偉長; pinyin:... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Chien-Shiung Wu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Chien-Shiung Wu

    Dec. at 85 (1912-1997)

    BirthplaceTaicang, China

    Chien-Shiung Wu (simplified Chinese: 吴健雄; traditional Chinese: 吳健雄; pinyin: Wú Jiànxióng; May... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Chih Ree Sun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Chih Ree Sun

    Dec. at 84 (1923-2007)

    BirthplaceAnhui, China

    Chih Ree Sun (May 6, 1923 – January 5, 2007) was a Chinese American physicist most noted for... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Coching Chu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Coching Chu

    Dec. at 84 (1890-1974)

    BirthplaceShangyu District, China

    Coching Chu or Zhu Kezhen (simplified Chinese: 竺可桢; traditional Chinese: 竺可楨; pinyin: Zhú... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Ding Zhongli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    BirthplaceChina

    Ding Zhongli (simplified Chinese: 丁仲礼; traditional Chinese: 丁仲禮; pinyin: Dīng Zhònglǐ; born... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Edmond Locard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Edmond Locard

    Dec. at 89 (1877-1966)

    BirthplaceSaint-Chamond, Loire, France

    Dr. Edmond Locard (13 December 1877 – 4 April 1966) was a French criminologist, the pioneer in... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Gan De is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Scientists from China
    Gan De (Chinese: 甘德; fl. 4th century BC) was a Chinese astronomer and astrologer born in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Liu Gaolian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Liu Gaolian

    Age: 88
    Gaolian Liu (Chinese: 刘高联; pinyin: Líu Gāolián, born July, 1932) is a scientist of Engineering... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Zhou Guozhi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Zhou Guozhi

    Age: 83
    Zhou Guozhi (Chinese: 周国治; born March 1937) is a Chinese material scientist and physical... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Huang Hongjia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    BirthplaceChina

    Huang Hongjia (Chinese: 黄宏嘉; born August 5, 1924) is an academician of the Chinese Academy of... more on Wikipedia
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    Hsien Wu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Hsien Wu

    Dec. at 66 (1893-1959)

    BirthplaceFuzhou, China

    Hsien Wu (simplified Chinese: 吴宪; traditional Chinese: 吳憲; pinyin: Wú Xiàn; 24 November 1893 –... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Fu Jiamo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Fu Jiamo

    Age: 85
    JiaMo Fu (傅家谟, July, 1935 – June 11, 2015) was an academician of the Chinese Academy of... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Sun Jinliang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Sun Jinliang

    Age: 74
    Sun Jinliang (simplified Chinese: 孙晋良; traditional Chinese: 孫晉良; pinyin: Sūn Jìnliáng, born... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Kenneth Hsu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Kenneth Hsu

    Age: 91

    BirthplaceNanjing, China

    Kenneth Jinghwa Hsu (simplified Chinese: 许靖华; traditional Chinese: 許靖華; pinyin: Xǔ Jìnghuá) ... more on Wikipedia
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    Liu Yuanzhang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Liu Yuanzhang

    Age: 95
    Liu Yuanzhang (simplified Chinese: 刘源张; traditional Chinese: 劉源張; pinyin: Liú Yuánzhāng;... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Ma Jun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Ma Jun

    Dec. at 65 (200-265)

    BirthplaceFufeng County, China

    Ma Jun (fl. 220–265), courtesy name Deheng, was a Chinese mechanical engineer, inventor, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Ouyang Ziyuan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Scientists from China

    Ouyang Ziyuan

    Age: 85

    BirthplaceChina

    Ouyang Ziyuan (simplified Chinese: 欧阳自远; traditional Chinese: 歐陽自遠; pinyin: Ōuyáng Zìyuǎn,... more on Wikipedia
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