List of Famous people born in Shaanxi, People's Republic of China

Zhao Xintong

First Name Zhao
Last Name Xintong
Born on April 3, 1997 (age 27)

Zhao Xintong is a Chinese professional snooker player, widely considered one of the most promising upcoming snooker talents.

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Xi Zhongxun

First Name Xi
Last Name Zhongxun
Born on October 15, 1913
Died on May 24, 2002 (aged 88)

Xi Zhongxun was a Chinese communist revolutionary and a subsequent political official in the People's Republic of China. He is considered to be among the first generation of Chinese leadership. The contributions he made to the Chinese communist revolution and the development of the People's Republic, from the founding of Communist guerrilla bases in northwestern China in the 1930s to initiation of economic liberalization in southern China in the 1980s, are numerous and broad. He was known for political moderation and for the setbacks he endured in his career. He was imprisoned and purged several times. Xi was also the father of Xi Jinping, the current paramount leader of China and General Secretary of the Communist Party.

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Emperor Taizong of Tang

First Name Emperor
Last Name Tang
Born on January 28, 0598
Died on July 10, 0649 (aged 51)

Emperor Taizong of Tang, previously Prince of Qin, personal name Li Shimin, was the second emperor of the Tang dynasty of China, ruling from 626 to 649. He is traditionally regarded as a co-founder of the dynasty for his role in encouraging Li Yuan, his father, to rebel against the Sui dynasty at Jinyang in 617. Taizong subsequently played a pivotal role in defeating several of the dynasty's most dangerous opponents and solidifying its rule over China.

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Jing Tian

First Name Jing
Last Name Tian
Born on July 21, 1988 (age 35)

Jing Tian is a Chinese actress. She graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy and Beijing Film Academy. She is known for her roles in war epic The Warring States (2011) and the action films Special ID and Police Story 2013. She has had prominent roles in three Legendary Pictures films, The Great Wall (2016), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018). She is also known for her roles in the historical dramas Legend of Ban Shu (2015), The Glory of Tang Dynasty (2017) and road-trip suspense drama Love Journey (2018).

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Zhang Zhan

First Name Zhang
Last Name Zhan
Born on September 2, 1983 (age 40)

Zhang Zhan is a Chinese citizen journalist and former lawyer who was tortured by Chinese secret police and sentenced to four years in prison on the charges of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" for her reporting on the Chinese government's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. She is the first citizen journalist to be sentenced for reporting on the pandemic in China, although at least 47 other journalists are currently in detention in China for their coronavirus reporting.

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Emperor Gaozu of Han

劉邦
First Name Emperor
Last Name Han
Born on November 30, -0257
Died on June 1, -0195 (aged 62)

Emperor Gaozu of Han, born Liu Bang with courtesy name Ji (季), was the founder and first emperor of the Han dynasty, reigning from 202 – 195 BCE. His temple name was "Taizu" while his posthumous name was Emperor Gao, or Gaodi; "Gaozu of Han", derived from the Records of the Grand Historian, is the common way of referring to this sovereign even though he was not accorded the temple name "Gaozu", which literally means "High Founder".

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Shawn Dou

First Name Shawn
Last Name Dou
Born on December 15, 1988 (age 35)

Shawn Dou is a Chinese Canadian actor.

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Bai Qi

First Name Bai
Last Name Qi
Born on November 30, -0251
Died on November 1, -0257

Bai Qi, also known as Gongsun Qi (公孙起), was a military general of the Qin state in the Warring States period of China. Born in Mei, Bai Qi served as the commander of the Qin army for more than 30 years, being responsible for the deaths of over one million, earning him the nickname Ren Tu. According to the Shiji, he seized more than 73 cities from the other six hostile states, and to date no record has been found to show that he suffered a single defeat throughout his military career. He was named by Chinese historians as one of the four greatest generals of the Warring States period, along with Li Mu, Wang Jian, and Lian Po.

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Lien Chan

First Name Lien
Last Name Chan
Born on August 27, 1936 (age 87)

Lien Chan is a Taiwanese politician. He was the Chairman of the Taiwan Provincial Government from 1990 to 1993, Premier of the Republic of China from 1993 to 1997, Vice President of the Republic of China from 1996 to 2000, and was the Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) from 2000 to 2005, apart from various ministerial posts he had also held. Lien ran for the President of the Republic of China on behalf of the Kuomintang twice in 2000 and 2004, but both lost to Chen Shui-bian of the Democratic Progressive Party. Upon his retirement as KMT Chairman in August 2005, he was given the title Honorary Chairman of the Kuomintang. He is highly credited after holding a groundbreaking visit to Mainland China in his capacity as the Chairman of the Kuomintang to meet with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Hu Jintao on 29 April 2005, the first meeting between the two party leaders after the end of Chinese Civil War in 1949, which subsequently helped thaw the long-stalled cross-strait relations.

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Hu Lian

First Name Hu
Last Name Lian
Born on October 1, 1907
Died on June 22, 1977 (aged 69)

Hu Lien was a Chinese Nationalist general who participated in the Northern Expedition, anti-communist Encirclement Campaigns, Second Sino-Japanese War and Chinese Civil War.

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