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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Tsinghua University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Tsinghua University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Tsinghua University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Tsinghua University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Tsinghua University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Tsinghua University.

Xi Jinping and Hu Jintao are included in this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Tsinghua University?” and “Which celebrities are Tsinghua University alumni?”

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Wen Yiduo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Wen Yiduo, born Wén Jiāhuá, courtesy names Yǒusān, Youshan, was a Chinese poet and scholar.

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John K. Fairbank is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Historian John King Fairbank, was a prominent American academic and historian of China.

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Hu Jintao is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Politician, Engineer Hu Jintao was the paramount leader of China between 2002 and 2012. He held the offices of General Secretary of the Communist Party, President of the People's Republic and Chairman of the Central ...more

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Xi Jinping is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Chemical engineer, Politician Xi Jinping is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, the President of the People's Republic of China, and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission. As Xi holds the top ...more

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Li Xiaolin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Li Xiaolin Businessperson Li Xiaolin is a Chinese businesswoman. She is the CEO of China Power International Development. She is the only daughter of former Chinese Premier Li Peng and his wife Zhu Lin. She was trained ...more

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Shiing-Shen Chern is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist 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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Chen-Ning Yang is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Physicist, Scientist 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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Zhu Rongji is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Politician, Electrical engineer Zhu Rongji is a prominent Chinese politician who served as the Mayor and Party chief in Shanghai between 1987 and 1991, before serving as Vice-Premier and then the fifth Premier of the People's ...more

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Min Chueh Chang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Scientist Dr. Min Chueh Chang, often credited as M.C. Chang, was a Chinese-born American reproductive biologist. His specific area of study was the fertilisation process in mammalian reproduction. Though ...more

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Qian Zhongshu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Novelist Qian Zhongshu was a Chinese literary scholar and writer, known for his wit and erudition. He is best known for his satirical novel Fortress Besieged. His works of non-fiction are characterised ...more

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Chih-Kung Jen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Chih-Kung Jen was a Chinese physicist who emigrated to the U.S. and participated in some of the 20th century's major scientific, political and social developments in both the United States and ...more

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Kristie Lu Stout is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Journalist Kristie Lu Stout is a Chinese American journalist and news anchor for CNN International. She hosts the daily news show News Stream, which emphasizes news being connected with technology.

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Huang Ju is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Huang Ju was the First-ranking Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China. He joined the Communist Party of China in March 1966. He was ranked 6th out of 9, and was one of the least popular ...more

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Liu Yongqing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Liu Yongqing is the wife of Hu Jintao, the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of the People’s Republic of China. Liu Yongqing has, as is the Chinese custom, ...more

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Sun Li-jen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Politician Sun Li-jen was a Kuomintang General, best known for his leadership in the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War. His achievements earned him the laudatory nickname "Rommel of ...more

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Li Fang-Kuei is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Li Fang-Kuei was a Chinese linguist, sinologist, and professor of Chinese at the University of Washington. Li was known for his reconstructions of Middle Chinese, Old Chinese and Proto-Tai and ...more

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Hsiao-Lan Kuo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Hsiao-Lan Kuo, or GUO Xiaolan, was a prominent Chinese American mathematician, meteorologist. He was a recipient of the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal.

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Qingyun Ma is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Qingyun Ma is a Chinese architect. Born in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, Ma received a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in Architecture from Tsinghua University in Beijing. He studied ...more

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Zhang Yuzhe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Astronomer Zhang Yuzhe or Yu-che Chang was a Chinese astronomer who is widely regarded as the father of modern Chinese astronomy. He was born in Minhou, Fujian province. In 1919, he entered Tsinghua ...more

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Sun Yu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Screenwriter, Film Director Sun Yu was a major leftist film director active in the 1930s in Shanghai. One of the core directors of the Lianhua Film Company, Sun Yu made a name for himself with a series of socially ...more

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Wang Ganchang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Physicist Wang Ganchang was a nuclear physicist from China. He was one of the initiators of research in China in nuclear physics, cosmic rays and particle physics. Wang figured among the top leaders, ...more

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Hao Wang is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist, Philosopher 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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Liang-Jie Zhang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Computer scientist Liang-Jie Zhang is a computer scientist, a former Research Staff Member at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist, & Director of Research at Kingdee ...more

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Feng Youlan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Philosopher Feng Youlan was a Chinese philosopher who was instrumental for reintroducing the study of Chinese philosophy in the modern era.

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Liang Shih-chiu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Writer Liang Shih-chiu, also romanized as Liang Shiqiu, and also known as Liang Chih-Hwa, was a renowned educator, writer, translator, literary theorist and lexicographer.

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Chien Wei-zang is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Mathematician, Journalist, Physicist 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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Zhou Xiaochuan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Economist Zhou Xiaochuan is a Chinese economist, banker, reformist and bureaucrat. As governor of the People's Bank of China since December 2002, he has been in charge of the monetary policy of the ...more

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Ye Duzheng is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Ye Duzheng Scientist Ye Duzheng was a meteorologist and academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Born in Anqing, Anhui province in 1916, Ye is considered the founder of Chinese atmospheric physics, and was ...more

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Ke Zhao is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Ke Zhao Mathematician Ke Zhao or Chao Ko was a Chinese mathematician born in Wenling, Taizhou, Zhejiang, People's Republic of China. Ke graduated from Tsinghua University in 1933 and obtained his doctorate from the ...more

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Zhao Jiuzhang is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Zhao Jiuzhang, was a Chinese meteorologist, geophysicist and space physicist and engineer. He is a pioneer of Chinese space technology and is considered as "The Father of Chinese Artificial ...more

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Deng Yaping is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Deng Yaping is a Chinese table tennis player, who won six world championships and four Olympic championships between 1989 and 1997. She is regarded as one of the greatest players in the history ...more

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Fei Xiaotong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Fei Xiaotong or Fei Hsiao-Tung was a pioneering Chinese researcher and professor of sociology and anthropology; he was also noted for his studies in the study of China's ethnic groups as well as ...more

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Liang Sicheng is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Architect Liang Sicheng was a Chinese architect. Liang Sicheng returned to China from the United States after studying at the University of Pennsylvania. His wife was Chinese architect and poet Lin ...more

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Fu Mingxia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Fu Mingxia is a top female diver, multiple Olympic gold medalist and world champion. Chinese diver Fu Mingxia won the platform-diving world championship in 1991 at the age of 12, making her the ...more

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Gu Binglin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Gu Binglin Physicist Gu Binglin is a Chinese physicist and material scientist. He is the 17th President of Tsinghua University and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Hongjie Dai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Physicist, Professor Hongjie Dai is a Chinese-American Chemist and Applied Physicist, the J.G. Jackson & C.J. Wood Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University. He is a leading figure in the study of carbon ...more

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Yang Jiang is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Novelist, Writer Yang Jiang, born Yang Jikang, is a Chinese playwright, author, and translator. She has written several successful comedies, and was the first Chinese person to produce a complete Chinese version ...more

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Mu Dan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Mu Dan was one of the most important poets of 20th century China. Born Zha Liangzheng in Tianjin, he attended Tsinghua University at the age of 17, and graduated from National Southwestern ...more

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Peng Wei is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Peng Wei Scientist Peng Wei was a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford University.

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Zhang Junxiang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Screenwriter, Film Director, Playwright Zhang Junxiang was a Chinese film director and playwright. Born in Zhenjiang in China's Jiangsu province, Zhang was educated first at Tsinghua University in Beijing, then at Yale University in ...more

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Zheng Tianxiang is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Zheng Tianxiang Judge Zheng Tianxiang was a Chinese politician and was the President of the Supreme People's Court of China.

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Duanmu Hongliang is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Duanmu Hongliang Novelist Duanmu Hongliang, born Cao Jingping, is a Chinese author whose works were prominent during the Second Sino-Japanese War and for whom the land and environment were pivotal fictional elements. He ...more

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Cao Yu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Playwright Cao Yu, born as Wan Jiabao, was a renowned Chinese playwright, often regarded as China's most important of the 20th century. His most well-known works are Thunderstorm, Sunrise and Peking Man. ...more

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Zeng Peiyan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Zeng Peiyan Politician Zeng Peiyan is a Chinese politician. He was a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China from 2002 to 2007 and was a Vice-premier from 2003 to 2008.

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Kui Zhou is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Kui Zhou Kui Zhou is a Partner of Sequoia Capital China. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2005, Kui served as a Senior Vice President at Legend Capital where he was responsible for investments in ...more

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Wu Guanzheng is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Wu Guanzheng is a former Chinese politician and one of the major leaders of the Communist Party of China during the administration of Hu Jintao. He served on the Politburo Standing Committee, ...more

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Wu Han is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Wu Han Wu Han was a Chinese historian and politician, and a leading scholar on the Ming dynasty. Wu was one of the most important historians in the development of modern historical scholarship in China ...more

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Zhu Ling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Zhu Ling Zhu Ling is best known as the victim of an unsolved 1995 thallium poisoning case in Beijing, China. Her symptoms were posted to the Internet via a Usenet newsgroup by her friend from Peking ...more

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Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo is the only child of the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet and Li Jie, a Han Chinese who was a doctor in the People's Liberation Army. Popularly known as the "Princess of ...more

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Gangjiang Li is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Tsinghua University Alumni
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