Historical Chinese

Many people throughout history define it by their actions, beliefs, and works. Can you name 17 historical people from China?
One individual may not be considered Chinese, but had made great contributions to the history of the region
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Last updated: April 21, 2021
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Philosopher who shaped the basis of East Asian culture
Author of "The Art of War"
Sun Tzu
First emperor to unite China in 247 B.C; responsible for the construction of the Great Wall and the Terracotta Army
Qin Shi Huang
Grandson of Genghis Khan who founded the Yuan Dynasty
Kublai Khan
Known for his "Great Leap Forward"
Mao Zedong
Paramount leader of China after the above's death; coined as the "Architect of Modern China"
Deng Xiaoping
Known as a ruthless tyrant who was criticized for the manipulation of Emperor Xian
Cao Cao
Last emperor of China and the Qing Dynasty, also known as the leader of the Manchukuo puppet state
Founder of Taoism
Famous architect who made the Louvre Glass Pyramid, Dallas City Hall, Museum of Islamic Art and Suzhou Museum
I. M. Pei
Diplomat & Explorer who initiated the start of the Silk Road
Zhang Qian
Founded the Ming Dynasty and made many political reforms from Ancient China
Zhu Yuanzhang
Lead great territorial expansion for China and greatly expanded cultural contact with the western world
Wu of Han
An empress dowager who supervised the Tongzhi Restoration, who helped keep the traditional values of Ancient China
Him, along with Du Fu, were the two central figures in the "Golden Age of Chinese Poetry"
Li Bai
She was the only female emperor in all of Chinese history
Wu Zetian
An explorer, mariner and diplomat who expedited treasure voyages around Asia and Eastern Africa
Zheng He
Level 68
Apr 21, 2021
Good quiz, definitely learnt something from it. One quibble though, could you accept "Zhu" for "Zhu Yuanzhang"? Because that is the surname.
Level 75
Apr 24, 2021
For the ruthless tyrant one, I think Dong Zhuo fits it better
Level 75
Apr 24, 2021
Also, I think that you should accept the actual names too

For example, Ying Zheng should work for Qin Shi Huang