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Famous Scientists from China

Updated June 14, 2019 23.1k 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.

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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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    Ye Duzheng

    Dec. at 97 (1916-2013)


    Ye Duzheng (simplified Chinese: 叶笃正; traditional Chinese: 葉篤正; Wade–Giles: Yeh Tu-cheng; February 21, 1916 – October 16, 2013) was a meteorologist and academician at the Chinese Academy of...  more
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    Yi Xing

    Age: 1338


    Yi Xing (Chinese: 一行; pinyin: Yī Xíng; Wade–Giles: I-Hsing, 683–727), born Zhang Sui (Chinese: 張遂), was a Chinese astronomer, mathematician, mechanical engineer and Buddhist monk of the Tang dynasty...  more
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    Youxin Yang (Chinese: 杨有新), M.D., Ph.D., is an award-winning scientist, screenwriter, director, songwriter, and painter....  more
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    Yuen Ren Chao

    Dec. at 89 (1892-1982)

    BirthplaceTianjin, China

    Chao Yuen Ren (Chinese: 趙元任; pinyin: Zhào Yuánrèn; 3 November 1892 – 25 February 1982) (known in the West as Yuen Ren Chao) was a Chinese-American linguist, educator, scholar, poet, and composer, who...  more
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    Zhang Heng

    Age: 1943

    BirthplaceNanyang, China

    Zhang Heng (Chinese: 張衡; AD 78–139), formerly romanized as Chang Heng, was a Chinese polymathic scientist and statesman from Nanyang who lived during the Han dynasty. Educated in the capital cities...  more
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    Zhang Jie

    Age: 63
    Zhang Jie (Chinese: 张杰; born January 31, 1958) is a Chinese physicist. He served as President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University from November 2006 to February 2017. He was elected a member of the...  more
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    Zhang Sixun

    Zhang Sixun (simplified Chinese: 张思训; traditional Chinese: 張思訓; pinyin: Zhāng Sīxùn; Wade–Giles: Chang Ssu-hsün, fl. 10th century) was a Chinese astronomer and mechanical engineer from Bazhong,...  more
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    Zhao Jiuzhang (simplified Chinese: 赵九章; traditional Chinese: 趙九章; pinyin: Zhào Jiǔzhāng; Wade–Giles: Chao Chiu-chang; 15 October 1907 – 26 October 1968), also known as Jeou Jang Jaw, was a Chinese...  more
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    Zhao Xijin

    Zhao Xijin (赵喜进; died July 21, 2012) was a Chinese paleontologist notable for having named numerous dinosaurs. He was a professor at Beijing's Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and...  more
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    Zheng Ji

    Dec. at 110 (1900-2010)

    BirthplaceNakhi people

    Zheng Ji (Chinese: 郑集) (6 May 1900 – 29 July 2010) was a Chinese nutritionist and a pioneering biochemist. He was reputed to be the world's oldest professor and the founder of modern nutrition...  more