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List of famous writers from China, listed alphabetically with photos when available. China is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Chinese writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of China and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different writers, including Qin Wenjun and Tang Xianzu.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Chinese writers?" and "Which writers are from China?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of China in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in China, but they're all of China descent.

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Mervyn Peake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from China
Mervyn Peake Died at 57 (1911-1968)

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Wu Cheng'en is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from China
Wu Cheng'en Died at 76 (1506-1582)

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Jackie Chan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from China
Jackie Chan age 63

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Katherine Paterson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from China

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Sammo Hung is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from China
Sammo Hung age 65

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Louis Cha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from China
Louis Cha age 93

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Gao Xingjian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from China
Gao Xingjian age 77

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Wong Jing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from China
Wong Jing age 62

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Luo Guanzhong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from China
Luo Guanzhong Died at 70 (1330-1400)

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Eric Tsang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from China
Eric Tsang age 64

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Jet Li is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from China
Jet Li age 54

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Tsui Hark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from China
Tsui Hark age 67

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Ni Kuang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from China
Ni Kuang age 82

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Stephen Chow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from China
Stephen Chow age 55

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Donnie Yen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from China
Donnie Yen age 54

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Ashanti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from China
Ashanti age 37

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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from China
Bruce Lee Died at 33 (1940-1973)

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Tony Leung Ka-fai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from China

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John Woo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from China
John Woo age 71

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Ann Hui is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from China
Ann Hui age 70

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Lam Suet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from China
Lam Suet age 53

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Derek Yee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from China
Derek Yee age 60

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Zhang Yimou is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from China
Zhang Yimou age 66

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Joan Chen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from China
Joan Chen age 56

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Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from China
Mao Zedong Died at 83 (1893-1976)

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Wong Kar-wai is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from China
Wong Kar-wai age 59

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Chang Cheh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from China
Chang Cheh Died at 79 (1923-2002)

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Lin Yutang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from China
Lin Yutang Died at 81 (1895-1976)

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Danny Lee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from China
Danny Lee age 65

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Mike Medavoy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from China
Mike Medavoy age 76

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Ekin Cheng is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from China
Ekin Cheng age 50

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Leon Lai is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from China
Leon Lai age 51

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Lu Xun is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from China
Lu Xun Died at 55 (1881-1936)

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Kenneth Tsang is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from China
Kenneth Tsang age 79

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Jeffrey Lau is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from China
Jeffrey Lau age 65

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Alfred Cheung is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from China
Alfred Cheung age 62

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Yuen Woo-ping is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from China
Yuen Woo-ping age 72

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Gordon Chan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from China
Gordon Chan age 58

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Jimmy Wang is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from China
Jimmy Wang age 74

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Kent Cheng is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from China
Kent Cheng age 66

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Tsai Ming-liang is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from China

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Jia Zhangke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from China
Jia Zhangke age 47

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Wai Ka-Fai is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from China
Wai Ka-Fai age 62

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Herman Yau is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from China
Herman Yau age 56

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Jiang Wen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from China
Jiang Wen age 54

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Chen Kaige is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from China
Chen Kaige age 65

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Ringo Lam is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from China
Ringo Lam age 62

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Fruit Chan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from China
Fruit Chan age 58

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Lau Kar-leung is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from China
Lau Kar-leung Died at 79 (1934-2013)

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Fiona Sit is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from China
Fiona Sit age 36