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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.

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Zhou Bangxin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Zhou Bangxin age 82 Zhou Bangxin, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, professor of material science and engineering at Shanghai University.

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Bruce Lahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from China
age 49 Bruce Lahn is the William B. Graham professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. He is also the founder of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering at Sun Yat-sen ...more

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Tan Jiazhen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Tan Jiazhen Died at 99 (1909-2008) Tan Jiazhen, 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 National Academy of Sciences. Tan ...more

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Cai Wen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Cai Wen age 76 Professor Cai Wen, born 1942 in Chenghai County, Guangdong Province, graduated from Zhongshan University in 1964. He is the chairman of the board of the Extension Engineering Special Committee, ...more

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Cai Xitao is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Cai Xitao Died at 70 (1911-1981) Cai Xitao or Tsai Hse-Tao was a Chinese botanist from a village near Dongyang, Zhejiang province, China. In 1928, after studying at various institutions in Hangzhou and Shanghai, though without ...more

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Chang Chi-yun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Chang Chi-yun Died at 84 (1901-1985) Chang Chi-yun was a historian, geographer, educator and politician. He was the founder of the Chinese Culture University and the Nanhai Academy, and served as Minister of Education of the ...more

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Charles K. Kao is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scientists from China
age 84 The Honourable Sir Charles Kuen Kao, GBM, KBE, FRS, FREng is a Chinese-born Hong Kong, American and British electrical engineer and physicist who pioneered in the development and use of fiber ...more

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Chen-Ning Yang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scientists from China
age 96 Chen-Ning Franklin Yang, also known as Yang Zhenning, is a Chinese-born American physicist who works on statistical mechanics and particle physics. He and Tsung-dao Lee received the 1957 Nobel ...more

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Chien Wei-zang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Died at 98 (1912-2010) Chien Wei-zang or Qian Weichang was a Chinese physicist and applied mathematician, as well as academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Chien, a scientist and educator, was the President ...more

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Chien-Shiung Wu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Died at 85 (1912-1997) Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese American experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the research of radioactivity. Wu worked on the Manhattan Project, where she helped develop ...more

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Chih Ree Sun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Died at 84 (1923-2007) Chih Ree Sun was a Chinese American physicist most noted with breaking new ground in modern physics as a professor at the State University of New York in Albany, he danced his way through life ...more

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Coching Chu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Coching Chu Died at 84 (1890-1974) Coching Chu or Zhu Kezhen was a prominent Chinese meteorologist, geologist and educator. Born in Shangyu, Zhejiang, Chu went to United States for further education in 1910. He graduated from ...more

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Ding Zhongli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Scientists from China
age 61 Professor Ding Zhongli, is a renowned geologist in China and current vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Edmond Locard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Died at 89 (1877-1966) Dr. Edmond Locard was a pioneer in forensic science who became known as the "Sherlock Holmes of France". He formulated the basic principle of forensic science: "Every contact ...more

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Gan De is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Gan De was a Chinese astronomer/astrologer born in the State of Qi also known as the Lord Gan. Along with Shi Shen, he is believed to be the first in history known by name to compile a star ...more

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Liu Gaolian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Liu Gaolian age 85 Gaolian Liu, is a scientist of Engineering Thermal Physics and Hydrodynamics, a professor of Shanghai University and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Zhou Guozhi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Zhou Guozhi age 81 Zhou Guozhi is a Chinese engineer. He is an academician with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a professor of material science and engineering in Shanghai University.

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Huang Hongjia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Scientists from China
age 93 HongJia Huang is academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a professor at Shanghai University.

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Hsien Wu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Hsien Wu Died at 66 (1893-1959) Hsien Wu was an early protein scientist who was the first to propose that protein denaturation was a purely conformational change, i.e., corresponded to protein unfolding and not to some ...more

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Fu Jiamo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Fu Jiamo age 82 JiaMo Fu, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, professor of environmental and architectural engineering in Shanghai University. He has written about recycling electronic waste.

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Sun Jinliang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Sun Jinliang age 72 Sun Jinliang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, professor of material science and engineering in Shanghai University.

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Kenneth Hsu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Kenneth Hsu age 88 Kenneth Jinghwa Hsu Ph.D, M.A., born 28 June 1929, is a Chinese scientist, geologist, paleoclimatologist, oceanographer, government advisor, author, inventor and entrepreneur who was born in ...more

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Liu Yuanzhang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Liu Yuanzhang age 93 Liu Yuanzhang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, professor of quality management engineering in Shanghai University. He has a wife and two daughters. His daughters live in North ...more

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Ma Jun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Died at 65 (200-265) Ma Jun, courtesy name Deheng, was a Chinese mechanical engineer and government official during the Three Kingdoms era of China. His most notable invention was that of the south-pointing chariot, ...more

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Ouyang Ziyuan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Ouyang Ziyuan age 83 Ouyang Ziyuan is a Chinese cosmochemist, geochemist and space advocate. He is a research professor at the Institute of Geochemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Pan Jiazheng is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Pan Jiazheng Died at 85 (1927-2012) Pan Jiazheng, was a well-known Chinese hydraulic engineer and scientist born in Shaoxing, Zhejiang.

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Qian Xuesen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Died at 98 (1911-2009) Qian Xuesen was a scientist who made important contributions to the missile and space programs of both the United States and People's Republic of China. The name he used while in the United ...more

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Ren Mei'e is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Ren Mei'e, was a famous Chinese geomorphologist, geologist, marine and coastal scientist, educator and professor, who was the main founder for the study of many related subjects in modern

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Li Sanli is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Li Sanli age 82 Sanli Li, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, professor of Tsinghua University, dean and professor of School of Computer Engineering and Science in Shanghai University.

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Shen Kuo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Died at 64 (1031-1095) Shen Kuo or Shen Gua, courtesy name Cunzhong and pseudonym Mengqi Weng, was a Han Chinese polymathic genius, medical doctor, scientist and statesman of the Song dynasty. Excelling in many fields ...more

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Shi Shen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Shi Shen Shi Shen was a Chinese astronomer and contemporary of Gan De born in the State of Wei, also known as the Master Shi Shen.

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Shiing-Shen Chern is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Died at 93 (1911-2004) Shiing-Shen Chern was a Chinese-born American mathematician. He was regarded as one of the leaders in differential geometry of the twentieth century.

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Shonglin Zhuang is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Shonglin Zhuang age 78

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Song Yingxing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Song Yingxing Died at 79 (1587-1666) Song Yingxing, born in Yichun of Jiangxi, was a Chinese scientist and encyclopedist who lived during the late Ming Dynasty. He was the author of an encyclopedia that covered a wide variety of ...more

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Su Song is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Died at 81 (1020-1101) Su Song was a renowned Han Chinese polymath who was described as a scientist, mathematician, statesman, astronomer, cartographer, horologist, medical doctor, pharmacologist, mineralogist, ...more

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Sun Laiyan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Sun Laiyan age 60 Sun Laiyan is a Chinese scientist who served as the Administrator of the China National Space Administration from 2004 to 2010, when he was succeeded by Chen Qiufa.

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Taylor Wang is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Scientists from China
age 77 Taylor Gun-Jin Wang is an American scientist and in 1985, became the first ethnic Chinese person to go into space. While an employee of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Wang was a payload ...more

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Tong Dizhou is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Tong Dizhou Died at 77 (1902-1979) Tong Dizhou was a Chinese embryologist remembered for his contributions to the field of cloning. He was the former vice president of Chinese Academy of Science.

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Tsung-Dao Lee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Scientists from China
age 91 Tsung-Dao Lee is a Chinese-born American physicist, well known for his work on parity violation, the Lee Model, particle physics, relativistic heavy ion physics, nontopological solitons and ...more

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Hao Wang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Died at 74 (1921-1995) Hao Wang was a Chinese American logician, philosopher and mathematician. Born in Jinan, Shandong, in the Republic of China, Wang received his early education in China. After obtaining a B.Sc. ...more

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Wang Yongzhi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Scientists from China
age 85 Wang Yongzhi, born in Changtu County, Liaoning, China, is an aerospace scientist and academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He is notable for being the general architect and designer ...more

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Wang You is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Wang You Died at 87 (1910-1997) WANG You, also known as Yu WANG, 1910 Jun 7 - 1997 May 6, was a Chinese chemist and biochemist. He was a pioneer of antibiotics and biochemistry studies in China.

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Wei Pu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Wei Pu was an 11th-century Chinese astronomer of the Song Dynasty. He was born a commoner, but eventually rose to prominence as an astronomer working for the imperial court at the capital of ...more

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Weng Wenhao is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Weng Wenhao Died at 82 (1889-1971) Weng Wenhao was a Chinese geologist, educator, and paramount politician. He was one of the earliest modern Chinese geologists, and is regarded as the founder of modern Chinese geology and the ...more

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Wu Mengchao is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Wu Mengchao age 95 Dr. Wu Mengchao born in Minqing County, Fujian Province, China, growth in the East Malaysia in his youth, is a world-famous Chinese hepatobiliary surgery scientist and surgeon, who is currently ...more

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Xu Kuangdi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Xu Kuangdi age 80 Xu Kuangdi KmstkNO FREng is a Chinese politician in the ruling Communist Party. He was mayor of Shanghai from 1995 to 2001. He supervised the transformation of Shanghai during his administration ...more

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Xu Xing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Xu Xing age 49 Xu Xing is a Chinese paleontologist who has named many dinosaurs, including the Jurassic ceratopsian Yinlong, the Jurassic tyrannosauroid Guanlong, the large oviraptorosaur Gigantoraptor, and ...more

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Yang Fuyu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Yang Fuyu age 91 Yang Fuyu, a Chinese biochemist and biophysicist, is the main founder of biomembrane study in China. Widely regarded as "The Father of Chinese Membrane Biology". He is the current ...more

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Yang Huanming is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Yang Huanming Dr. Yang Huanming, also known as Dr. Henry Yang, is one of China's leading genetics researchers. Yang directs the Beijing Genomics Institute, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, ...more

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Yang Zhongjian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Yang Zhongjian Died at 82 (1897-1979) Yang Zhongjian, courtesy name Keqiang, also known as C.C. Young, was one of China's foremost vertebrate paleontologists. He has been called the 'Father of Chinese Vertebrate Paleontology'. He ...more