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Famous Scientists from China

Updated June 14, 2019 22.9k 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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    Zhou Bangxin (Chinese: 周邦新, born December, 1935), academician of the Chinese Academy of...  more
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    Bruce Lahn

    Age: 51
    Bruce Lahn is a Chinese-born American geneticist. Lahn came to the U.S. from China to continue...  more
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    Tan Jiazhen

    Dec. at 99 (1909-2008)
    Tan Jiazhen (15 September 1909 – 1 November 2008), also known as C. C. Tan, was a Chinese...  more
  • 4

    Cai Wen

    Age: 78
    Sai On (蔡温) (1682–1761), or Cai Wen in Chinese, also known as Gushi-chan Bunjaku (具志頭文若, lit....  more
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    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
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    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
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    Sir Charles Kuen Kao (4 November 1933 – 23 September 2018) was a physicist and electrical...  more
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    Yang Chen-Ning or Yang Zhenning (Chinese: 杨振宁; born October 1, 1922) is a Chinese theoretical...  more
  • 9

    Chien Wei-zang

    Dec. at 98 (1912-2010)
    Qian Weichang or Chien Wei-zang (simplified Chinese: 钱伟长; traditional Chinese: 錢偉長; pinyin:...  more
  • 10

    Chien-Shiung Wu

    Dec. at 85 (1912-1997)
    Chien-Shiung Wu (simplified Chinese: 吴健雄; traditional Chinese: 吳健雄; pinyin: Wú Jiànxióng; May...  more
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    Chih Ree Sun

    Dec. at 84 (1923-2007)
    Chih Ree Sun (May 6, 1923 – January 5, 2007) was a Chinese American physicist most noted for...  more
  • 12

    Coching Chu

    Dec. at 84 (1890-1974)
    Coching Chu or Zhu Kezhen (simplified Chinese: 竺可桢; traditional Chinese: 竺可楨; pinyin: Zhú...  more
  • 13
    Ding Zhongli (simplified Chinese: 丁仲礼; traditional Chinese: 丁仲禮; pinyin: Dīng Zhònglǐ; born...  more
  • 14

    Edmond Locard

    Dec. at 89 (1877-1966)
    Dr. Edmond Locard (13 December 1877 – 4 April 1966) was a French criminologist, the pioneer in...  more
  • 15
    Gan De (Chinese: 甘德; fl. 4th century BC) was a Chinese astronomer and astrologer born in the...  more
  • 16

    Liu Gaolian

    Age: 88
    Gaolian Liu (Chinese: 刘高联; pinyin: Líu Gāolián, born July, 1932) is a scientist of Engineering...  more
  • 17

    Zhou Guozhi

    Age: 83
    Zhou Guozhi (Chinese: 周国治; born March 1937) is a Chinese material scientist and physical...  more
  • 18
    Huang Hongjia (Chinese: 黄宏嘉; born August 5, 1924) is an academician of the Chinese Academy of...  more
  • 19

    Hsien Wu

    Dec. at 66 (1893-1959)
    Hsien Wu (simplified Chinese: 吴宪; traditional Chinese: 吳憲; pinyin: Wú Xiàn; 24 November 1893 –...  more
  • 20

    Fu Jiamo

    Age: 85
    JiaMo Fu (傅家谟, July, 1935 – June 11, 2015) was an academician of the Chinese Academy of...  more
  • 21

    Sun Jinliang

    Age: 74
    Sun Jinliang (simplified Chinese: 孙晋良; traditional Chinese: 孫晉良; pinyin: Sūn Jìnliáng, born...  more
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    Kenneth Hsu

    Age: 91
    Kenneth Jinghwa Hsu (simplified Chinese: 许靖华; traditional Chinese: 許靖華; pinyin: Xǔ Jìnghuá) ...  more
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    Liu Yuanzhang

    Age: 95
    Liu Yuanzhang (simplified Chinese: 刘源张; traditional Chinese: 劉源張; pinyin: Liú Yuánzhāng;...  more
  • 24

    Ma Jun

    Dec. at 65 (200-265)
    Ma Jun (fl. 220–265), courtesy name Deheng, was a Chinese mechanical engineer, inventor, and...  more
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    Ouyang Ziyuan

    Age: 85
    Ouyang Ziyuan (simplified Chinese: 欧阳自远; traditional Chinese: 歐陽自遠; pinyin: Ōuyáng Zìyuǎn,...  more