Famous Scientists from China

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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  • Zhou Bangxin (Chinese: 周邦新, born December, 1935), academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), professor of material science and engineering at Shanghai University.
  • Bruce Lahn
    Age: 54
    • Birthplace: China
    Bruce Lahn is a Chinese-born American geneticist. Lahn came to the U.S. from China to continue his education in the late 1980s. He is the William B. Graham professor of Human Genetics at the ...more
  • Tan Jiazhen

    Tan Jiazhen

    Dec. at 99 (1909-2008)
    • Birthplace: China
    Tan Jiazhen (15 September 1909 – 1 November 2008), also known as C. C. Tan, was a Chinese geneticist. He was an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of United States ...more
  • Cai Wen

    Cai Wen

    Age: 81
    • Birthplace: China
    Sai On (蔡温) (1682–1761), or Cai Wen in Chinese, also known as Gushi-chan Bunjaku (具志頭文若, lit. Bunjaku, head of Gushi), was a scholar-bureaucrat official of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, serving as regent, ...more
  • Cai Xitao

    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 April 1911 – 9 March 1981) was a Chinese botanist from a village near Dongyang, Zhejiang province, ...more
  • Chang Chi-yun

    Chang Chi-yun

    Dec. at 83 (1901-1985)
    Chang Ch‘i-yün or Zhang Qiyun (29 September 1901 – 26 August 1985) was a historian, geographer, educator and politician. He was the founder of the Chinese Culture University and the Nanhai Academy ...more