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Wang (王; pinyin: Wáng) is one of the most common and ancient Chinese family names. It is ranked 8th in the Hundred Family Surnames, and 1st in "National Citizen ID Information System" (NCIIS). As of 2007, Wang is ranked as the most common surname in Mainland China.[1] It literally means "king” (see Chinese noble#Wang), although bearing the name has no royal implications. Outside of China, there are also many people who bear Wang as their surname, such as in Korea. Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... A Chinese surname, also called a clan name or family name (姓, pinyin: x ng; or 氏, shi), is one of the over seven hundred family names used by Han Chinese and Sinicized Chinese ethnic groups. ... This article or section uses Ruby annotation. ... ... For other uses, see Monarch (disambiguation). ... Wang (King) and Huangdi (Emperor) The King or Wang (王 wang2) was the title of the Chinese head of state from the Zhou dynasty until the Qin dynasty. ... This article is about the Korean peninsula and civilization. ...


Wang (Chinese: ; pinyin: Wáng) is also romanized as "Wong", especially for people from Hong Kong or from Guangdong. Note that "Wong" is actually the Cantonese romanization of three different surnames; Wang (Chinese: ; pinyin: Wáng), Huang (Chinese: ; pinyin: Huáng) and Wang (Chinese: ; pinyin: Wāng). In addition, "Wong" is also the Cantonese romanization of the following uncommon family names: 橫 (Pinyin: Héng), 弘 (Hóng), 閎 (Hóng), and 宏 (Hóng). In Singapore and Malaysia, it was romanized as Ong. Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Not to be confused with the former Kwantung Leased Territory in north-eastern China. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Ong is a village located in Clay County, Nebraska. ...

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Pronunciation

In western countries the surname Wang is very commonly mispronounced. In most forms of English including American English, "Wang" is often anglicized into /wæŋ/ with a short "a" (rhymes with "sang") and has entered common usage, and even adopted by some Chinese immigrants to the area who grow weary of correcting the mispronunciation. The actual pronunciation of the surname is with a long "a"; /wɑŋ/ in a rising tone. For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ...


Origins and development

There were many origins in the development of Wang as a surname, but the main origins that structure the modern surname of Wang were four: Zi, Ji, Gui and change of surnames from other ethnic groups outside of Han Chinese. [2] Ji (姬 jī in Chinese) is the family name of the family in control of the Zhou Dynasty (周朝 late 10th century BC to late 9th century - 256 BC) (Wade-Giles Chou Dynasty), which followed the Shang Dynasty and preceded the Qin Dynasty in China. ... Languages Chinese languages Religions Predominantly Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, traditional Chinese religions, and atheism. ...


Zi house

The most ancient family name of Wang was originated from the surname Zi. The Chinese legend mentions that near the end of Shang Dynasty, King Zhou of Shang's uncle Bi Gan, Qi Zi and Wei Zi were called "The Three Kindhearted of Shang". King Zhou was violent in his rule, and Bi Gan repeatedly remonstrated to the king regarding his behavior. The king refused his comments, and killed Bi Gan instead. Bi's descendants used "Wang" as their surname as they are descendants of a prince, and was known as the "The Bi clan of Wang family".[3] The Zi clan existed around 3100 years through Qin Dynasty to Tang Dynasty, and until today. The Zi clan of Wang lived predominantly in Henan during these times, and developed into the famous Wang Family of Ji prefecture. [4] Remnants of advanced, stratified societies dating back to the Shang period have been found in the Yellow River Valley. ... King Di Xin of Shang of China, in chinese:帝辛, born Zi Shou, in chinese:子受. Was the last king of the Shang Dynasty. ... Bi Gan or as he can be known as Cai Shen is the god of wealth or fortune. ... Wei Zi (Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese: 巍子; born January 1956 in Ningxia, China) is a popular Chinese actor who has starred in so many movies and TV series such as the CCTV adaptation of the Jin Yong novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer, Betrayal, The Red Merchant Hu Xue Yan and... Qin empire in 210 BC Capital Xianyang Language(s) Chinese Religion Taoism Government Monarchy History  - Unification of China 221 BC  - Death of Qin Shi Huangdi 210 BC  - Surrender to Liu Bang 206 BC The Qin Dynasty (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chin Chao) (221 BC - 206 BC) was preceded... For the band, see Tang Dynasty (band). ... Henan (Chinese: 河南; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ho-nan), is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located in the central part of the country. ...


Ji house

More families of Wang were originated from the royal family of Zhou Dynasty. The original surname of the royal family of Zhou Dynasty was Ji. However, many of them have separated out of the family due to the loss of power amd land. Because of they once belonged to the royal family, they used "Wang" as their surname. This family of Wang traced its ancestry to Wang Ziqiao[5] This article is about the ancient Chinese dynasty. ... Ji (姬 jī in Chinese) is the family name of the family in control of the Zhou Dynasty (周朝 late 10th century BC to late 9th century - 256 BC) (Wade-Giles Chou Dynasty), which followed the Shang Dynasty and preceded the Qin Dynasty in China. ...


According to the classical records, after King Wu of Zhou defeated the Shang Dynasty, he chose the capital at the city of Gao. This was known in history as the Western Zhou Dynasty. During the reign of the 21th king, King Ling of Zhou (571 - 545 BCE), the capital was in Chen Zhou, which is the present day Luoyang, Henan. The son of King Ling, crown prince Jin (also known as Prince Jin or Prince Qiao), was reduced to civilian status due to his remonstration to the king. His son Zong Jin remains to be a Situ in the palace, and because of the people at the time recognized him as the descendant of the royal family, they called his family the "Wang family".[6] From this moment on, this clan used "Wang" as their surname. When the 8th generation of the Ji clan of Wang Wang Cuo became a general in the State of Wei, the clan finally regained its status. In the early period of Qin Dynasty, this clan was active in areas of Luoyang, Henan. Between the end of Qin Dynasty and the beginning of Han Dynasty, Wang Yuan and Wang Wei, sons of the Marquis of Wuchen Wang Li, moved to Langye, Shandong and Taiyuan, Shanxi. Since then, they have developed into the most famous Wang family of Langye and Taiyuan, the biggest group in the surname of Wang. The Ji clan of Wang existed around 2600 years. In China, 90% of the Wang family that have their family tree originated from the Ji clan of Wang. [citation needed] King Wu of Zhou (Chinese: ; pinyin: zhōu wÅ­ wáng) or King Wu of Chou was the first sovereign of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty. ... Remnants of advanced, stratified societies dating back to the Shang period have been found in the Yellow River Valley. ... Alternative meaning: Zhou Dynasty (690 CE - 705 CE) The Zhou Dynasty (周朝; Wade-Giles: Chou Dynasty) (late 10th century BC to late 9th century BC - 256 BC) followed the Shang (Yin) Dynasty and preceded the Qin Dynasty in China. ... King Ling of Zhou (ch. ... Centuries: 7th century BC - 6th century BC - 5th century BC Decades: 590s BC - 580s BC - 570s BC - 560s BC - 550s BC - 540s BC - 530s BC - 520s BC - 510s BC - 500s BC - 490s BC 546 BC - Croesus, Lydian king, is defeated by Cyrus of Persia near the River Halys. ... Luoyang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in western Henan province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Henan (Chinese: 河南; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ho-nan), is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located in the central part of the country. ... The following details the state of Wei of the Warring States Period. ... Qin empire in 210 BC Capital Xianyang Language(s) Chinese Religion Taoism Government Monarchy History  - Unification of China 221 BC  - Death of Qin Shi Huangdi 210 BC  - Surrender to Liu Bang 206 BC The Qin Dynasty (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chin Chao) (221 BC - 206 BC) was preceded... Han Dynasty in 87 BC Capital Changan (202 BC–9 AD) Luoyang (25 AD–190 AD) Language(s) Chinese Religion Taoism, Confucianism Government Monarchy History  - Establishment 206 BC  - Battle of Gaixia; Han rule of China begins 202 BC  - Interruption of Han rule 9 - 24  - Abdication to Cao Wei 220... Wang Wei (王維) (701 - 761), sometimes titled the Poet Buddha, was a Tang Dynasty Chinese poet, musician, painter and statesman. ... Wang Li (王力), or Wang Liaoyi (王了一), (1900-1986) was a Chinese linguist, a student of Yuen Ren Chao. ...   (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shan-tung) is a coastal province of eastern Peoples Republic of China. ... Location within China Taiyuan (Chinese: ; pinyin: Tàiyuán; Wade-Giles: Tai-yüan) is a prefecture-level city in China, capital of the Shanxi province. ... Shanxi (Chinese: 山西; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shan-hsi; Postal System Pinyin: Shansi) is a province in the northern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


Wang in other countries and ethnic groups

Hmong

The Hmong version of Wang is Vang, or in RPA Vaj or Vaaj. It has the same etymology as the Chinese surname, and is fairly common among the Hmong. The Vang constitute one of the largest of the eighteen clans of the Hmong. Hmong may refer to: Hmong people, an ethnic group in China and Southeast Asia Hmong language, a cluster of closely related Hmong-Mien languages Hmong customs and culture Category: ...


Korean

Wang (surname)
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Wang
McCune-Reischauer Wang

Wang is a Korean family name 왕 but fairly rare in Korea. According to the South Korean census of 2000, in that year 23,447 people bearing the Wang surname were living in the country. [1] Jamo redirects here. ... Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters. ... The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... A Korean personal name consists of a family name followed by a given name. ... For the history of Korea, see Korea. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Wang was one of the most powerful clans in the Chinese commanderies on the Korean Peninsula. According to the Houhanshu, its ancestor Wang Zhong originally lived in Qi (Shandong) in the 2nd century B.C.E., but fled to Lelang when the Prince of Qibei revolted against the Han Dynasty. The Wang clan flourished in the Lelang commandery, and seems to have contributed to the cultural development of subsequent kingdoms.[citation needed] Commandry (British English), or commandery (American English), was the smallest division of the European landed estate or manor under the control of a commendator, or commander, of an order of knights. ...   (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shan-tung) is a coastal province of eastern Peoples Republic of China. ... Lelang (樂浪郡 le4 lang4 jun4) was one of the Chinese commanderies which was kept in the Korean Peninsula over 400 years until Goguryeo conquers it in 313 A.D. History In 108 B.C. Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty conquered the area under Youqu (右渠), a... Han Dynasty in 87 BC Capital Changan (202 BC–9 AD) Luoyang (25 AD–190 AD) Language(s) Chinese Religion Taoism, Confucianism Government Monarchy History  - Establishment 206 BC  - Battle of Gaixia; Han rule of China begins 202 BC  - Interruption of Han rule 9 - 24  - Abdication to Cao Wei 220...


Although it was the Goryeo royal family name, Wang is very rare today. It is said that when Goryeo fell, people called Wang changed their surname to avoid severe persecution from the succeeding Joseon Dynasty. The Kaesong Wang lineage traces its ancestry to the Goryeo rulers. Taegeuk is a traditional symbol of Korea Capital Gaegyeong Language(s) Korean Religion Buddhism Government Monarchy Wang  - 918 - 946 Taejo  - 949 - 975 Gwangjong  - 1259 - 1274 Wonjong  - 1351 - 1374 Gongmin Historical era 918 - 1392  - Later Three Kingdoms rise 892  - Coronation of Taejo June 15, 918  - Korea-Khitan Wars 993 - 1019  - Mongolian... Territory of Joseon after Jurchen conquest of King Sejong Capital Hanseong Language(s) Korean Religion Neo-Confucianism Government Monarchy Wang  - 1392 - 1398 Taejo (first)  - 1863 - 1897 Gojong (last)1 Yeong-uijeong  - 1431 - 1449 Hwang Hui  - 1466 - 1472 Han Myeonghoe  - 1592 - 1598 Ryu Seongryong  - 1894 Kim Hongjip History  - Coup of 1388... Kaesong city centre Kaesŏng (Gaeseong) is a city in North Hwanghae Province, North Korea, a former Directly Governed City, and the capital of Korea during the Koryo Dynasty. ... A bon-gwan is the place of origin of a clan in Korea, which is used to distinguish clans that happen to share a same family name (clan name). ...


Japanese

Ō (often romanized as "Oh" or "O") is a rare Japanese family name which is the equivalent of Wang. Ō is the way Japanese pronounce the character 王. Most Japanese with this family name are of Chinese descent.[citation needed] Sadaharu Oh is a famous baseball player and manager in Japan. ÅŒ is a Japanese family name. ... Yamada Tarō (), a typical Japanese name (male), equivalent to John Smith in English. ... Sadaharu Oh or officially Wang Chenchih (Chinese: ; Pinyin: , Hepburn: ÅŒ Sadaharu, born May 20, 1940), is a former baseball player and manager of the Yomiuri Giants in Nippon Professional Baseball and is the current manager of the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. ...


Vietnamese

The name Wang in the Vietnamese language is Vương. Vietnamese (tiếng Việt, or less commonly Việt ngữ[2]), formerly known under the French colonization as Annamese (see Annam), is the national and official language of Vietnam. ...


Prominent personages

Note: people with the family name “Ō” are listed in the “Ō” article.

Ō is a Japanese family name. ...

Chinese

Wang Chien-Ming (Chinese: 王建民; Ông Kiànbîn in Taiwanese; pinyin: ; born March 31, 1980 in Tailam, Taiwan) is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Dr. An Wang (Chinese: ; pinyin: Wáng Ä€n; February 7, 1920 – March 24, 1990) was a Chinese American computer engineer and inventor, and co-founder of computer company Wang Laboratories. ... Wang logo circa 1976. ... Wáng Ānshí (王安石) (1021 - 1086) was a Chinese economist, statesman and poet of the Song Dynasty who attempted some controversial, major socio-economic reforms. ... Alternative meaning: Song Dynasty (420-479) The Song dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝) was a ruling dynasty in China from 960-1279. ... The Flying Tigers was the nickname of the American Volunteer Group (AVG), a group of United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), United States Navy (USN), and United States Marine Corps (USMC) pilots and ground crew, recruited under a secret Presidential sanction by Claire Chennault, that formed a fighter group with... Wang Can (177 – 217) was a politician, scholar and poet during the late Eastern Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms Period in ancient China. ... The Han Dynasty (Traditional Chinese characters: 漢朝, Simplified Chinese characters: 汉朝, pinyin Hàncháo 202 BC - AD 220) followed the Qin Dynasty and preceded the Three Kingdoms in China. ... Charles B. Wang (王嘉廉, pinyin: Wáng Jiálián) (born August 19, 1944) is the founder of Computer Associates International, Inc. ... Computer Associates International, Inc (NYSE: CA) is a computer software company, founded in New York by Charles B. Wang in 1976. ... Wang Chien-shien (王建煊 Pinyin: Wáng Jiànxuān) (born August 7, 1938) is a founder of the New Party. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Wang Chung (27 – 97 C.E.) (Traditional Chinese: 王充; Simplified Chinese: 王充; pinyin: Wáng Chōng) was a Chinese philosopher during the Han Dynasty who developed a rational, secular, naturalistic, and mechanistic account of the world and of human beings. ... The Three Kingdoms period (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a period in the history of China, part of an era of disunity called the Six Dynasties. ... Wang Chongyang (11 January 1113 – 22 January 1170) [Chinese calendar: 宋徽宗政和二年十二月廿二 – 金世宗大定十年正月初四] (Traditional Chinese: 王重陽; Simplified Chinese: 王重阳; pinyin: Wáng Chóngyáng) was a Song Dynasty Taoist who was one of the founders of Quanzhen Taoism in the twelfth century. ... Wang in Taipei Wang Dan (Chinese: 王丹; pinyin: Wáng Dān) (born February 26, 1969), a leader of the Chinese democracy movement, was one of the most visible of the student leaders in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. ... Wang Dao (王導) (265-339), courtesy name Maohong (茂弘), formally Duke Wenxian of Shixing (始興文獻公), was a Jin Dynasty (265-420) statesman who served important roles in the administrations of Emperor Yuan, Emperor Ming, and Emperor Cheng, including as Emperor Chengs regent. ... Emperor Yuan of Jin (晋元帝/晉元帝, pinyin Jìn Yuándì, Wade-Giles Chin Yüan-ti) (276-January 3, 323), personal name Sima Rui (司馬睿), courtesy name Jingwen (景文), was an emperor of the Jin Dynasty (265-420) and the first of the Eastern Jin Dynasty. ... Wang Dun (王敦) (266-324), courtesy name Chuzhong (處仲), was a Jin Dynasty (265-420) general and later warlord with paramount authorities, having brought Emperor Yuan (Sima Rui) to submission with his military force. ... The Jin Dynasty (晉 pinyin: jìn, 265-420), one of the Six Dynasties, followed the Three Kingdoms and preceded the Southern and Northern Dynasties in China. ... Wang Fanxi (Chinese: 王凡西 Wáng Fánxī; March 16, 1907 – December 30, 2002) was a leading Chinese Trotskyist revolutionary. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Wang Fuzhi (王夫之), styled Quanshan (船山 Ch’uan-shan), also known as Wang Fu-zi or Wang Zi (1619–1692) was a Chinese philosopher of the late Ming, early Qing dynasties. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wang (王) Garrett Richard Wang (王以瞻, pinyin: Wáng Yǐzhān) (born December 15, 1968) is an American actor. ... A Chinese American is an American who is of ethnic Chinese descent. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Wang Guangmei (26 September 1921 – 13 October 2006) was the wife of Liu Shaoqi. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is 劉 (Liu) Liu Shaoqi (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Liú Shàoqí; Wade-Giles: Liu Shao-chi) (November 24, 1898 – November 12, 1969) was a Chinese Communist leader. ... Wang Guangya (王光亚) (b. ... Wang Guowei (1877-1927) also known as Qing¡an and Baiyu, styled Guantang and Shuiguan, was a Chinese scholar and Ci poet. ... Flag (1890-1912) Anthem Gong Jinou (1911) Territory of Qing China in 1892 Capital Shengjing (1636-1644) Beijing (1644-1912) Language(s) Chinese Manchu Mongolian Government Monarchy Emperor  - 1636-1643 Huang Taiji  - 1908-1912 Xuantong Emperor Prime Minister  - 1911 Yikuang  - 1911-1912 Yuan Shikai History  - Establishment of the Late... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Wang Hao (Chinese: 王浩; pinyin: ; 1921 – 1995) was a Chinese-American logician, philosopher and mathematician. ... Wang Jin-pyng (Chinese: 王金平, pinyin: Wáng JÄ«npíng) (born March 17, 1941), Taiwanese politician, is the President of the Legislative Yuan. ... Look up Taiwanese in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wong Kar-wai (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Cantonese Yale: Wòhng Gà Waih; Shanghainese Latin method: Wan Kawe; born July 17, 1958) is a Hong Kong film director known for his visually unique, highly stylized art films. ... Wang Liqin (born June 18, 1978, Jiangsu, China) is a Chinese table tennis player. ... Wang Mang (王莽, pinyin: Wáng Măng) (45 BC–October 6, 23), courtesy name Jujun (巨君), was a Han Dynasty official who seized the throne from the Liu family and founded Xin (or Hsin) Dynasty (新朝, meaning new dynasty), ruling AD 8–23. ... The Xin Dynasty (Chinese: 新朝; Hanyu Pinyin: xÄ«n cháo; meaning New Dynasty; 8-23) was a dynasty (even though, contrary to the usual meaning of a dynasty, it had but one emperor) in Chinese history. ... 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Wang Tao Wang Tao (Chinese: 王韬) (November 10, 1828 – April, 1897) was a Qing dynasty translator, reformer, political columnist, newspaper publisher, and fiction writer. ... Vera Wang (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born June 27, 1949) is an American fashion designer based in New York, NY, USA. She is known for her wedding gown collection, among other specialties. ... Wayne Wang (Chinese: 王穎; Hanyu Pinyin: ; born January 12, 1949) is a Chinese American film director. ... This article is about the 8th century Chinese poet; for other people whose names are rendered Wang Wei when romanized, see Wang Wei (disambiguation). ... For the band, see Tang Dynasty (band). ... Winston Wong, formerly Winston Wang, (Chinese: 王文洋, pinyin: Wáng Wén-yáng) (born April 2, 1951), is a Taiwanese businessman with substantial investments in mainland China. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Author:Wang Xizhi Wang Xizhi (王羲之) (303-361) was a famous Chinese calligrapher. ... The Jin Dynasty (晉 pinyin: jìn, 265-420), one of the Six Dynasties, followed the Three Kingdoms and preceded the Southern and Northern Dynasties in China. ... Wang Xianzhi (王獻之, 344 - 386) is a famous Chinese calligrapher of the Eastern Jin Dynasty. ... Wang Xiaobo (Chinese: 王小波; Pinyin: ) (May 13, 1952 – April 11, 1997) was a Chinese writer who became famous after his death. ... Wang Yan is the name of the following: Wang Yan, a 10th-century emperor. ... For other uses of the words tao and dao, see Dao (disambiguation). ... The Jin Dynasty (晉 pinyin: jìn, 265-420), one of the Six Dynasties, followed the Three Kingdoms and preceded the Southern and Northern Dynasties in China. ... Wang Yangming (王陽明, Japanese ÅŒ Yōmei, 1472–1529) was a Ming Chinese idealist Neo-Confucian scholar–official. ... For other uses, see Ming. ... Wang Yung-ching (Traditional Chinese: 王永慶; pinyin: Wáng YÇ’ngqìng, born in Taiwan, 18 January 1917) is an influential entrepreneur with a large business empire in Taiwan. ... Wang Qiang (王牆 also 王檣; 王嬙), more commonly known by her style name Wang Zhaojun (王昭君) was the consort of the Xiongnu shanyu Huhanye (呼韓邪). She is famed as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China. ... The Four Beauties (Chinese: 四大美人; pinyin: ) are four ancient Chinese women, renowned for their beauty. ... Empress Wang Zhengjun (Traditional Chinese: 王政君), official imperial title Empress Xiaoyuan (孝元皇后), later and more commonly known as Grand Empress Dowager Wang (b. ... Emperor Josh Lin (51 BC–7 BC) was an emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty ruling from 33 BC until 7 BC. Under Emperor Cheng, the Han dynasty continued its slide into disintegration while the Wang clan continued its slow grip on power and on governmental affairs as promoted by... Wang Mang (王莽, pinyin: Wáng Măng) (45 BC–October 6, 23), courtesy name Jujun (巨君), was a Han Dynasty official who seized the throne from the Liu family and founded Xin (or Hsin) Dynasty (新朝, meaning new dynasty), ruling AD 8–23. ... Wang Zhizhi (Chinese: ; pinyin: Wáng Zhìzhì), born July 8, 1977 in Beijing, China) is a professional basketball player formerly in the National Basketball Association. ... Yuja Wang (born 1987) is a Chinese classical pianist educated in the U.S. She was born in Beijing, began studying piano there at the age 6 and went on to study at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. ... Wang Jingwei * Courtesy name: Jixin (季新) * Alternate name: Zhaoming (兆銘). Wang Jingwei (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Wang Ching-wei) (May 4, 1883 – November 10, 1944), was a Chinese politician. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Wang Daohan (汪道涵), (March 1915 – December 24, 2005) was the former president of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS). ... The Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) (海峽兩岸關係協會) is an organization set up by the Peoples Republic of China for handling technical or business matters with the Republic of China. ... Lee-Hom Wang (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; born May 17, 1976; also referred to as, Wang Leehom, or just Leehom) is a four time Golden Melody Award-winning American singer-songwriter and actor who has achieved highly recognized success in Taiwan, Mainland China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Thailand and the rest... A Taiwanese American is an American of Taiwanese ancestry. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... 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Korean

Taejo of Goryeo, born Wang Geon, (877-943, r. ... Wang Go (王暠 in Pinyin: wang2 gao3; Mongolian name: Öljeyitü 完澤禿; ?-1345) was a King of Shen (瀋王) of the Yuan Dynasty. ... Toghtua Bukha (脫脫不花, 篤朶不花) was the King of Shen in the 14th century. ... Jun Ji-hyun (born Wang Ji-hyun 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress and model. ...

Fiction

Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Shonen Jump BANZAI! Original run 1998 – September 2003 No. ... Futurama is an animated American cartoon series created by Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons) and David X. Cohen (also a writer for The Simpsons). ... The Good Earth is a novel by Pearl S. Buck, first published in 1931, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1932. ... My-Otome ) is an anime series created by Sunrise, Inc. ... Shadow Warrior is a first-person shooter computer game featuring Lo Wang, a master ninja assassin or Shadow Warrior, developed by 3D Realms and released on May 13, 1997 by GT Interactive. ... Shanghai Noon is a 2000 movie starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson as Chans western sidekick. ... Shanghai Knights is an American action-comedy movie released on February 3, 2003. ...

Notes and citations

  1. ^ http://news.xinhuanet.com/society/2007-04/24/content_6021482.htm
  2. ^ Origin of the surname Wang, Wong, Ong, Heng
  3. ^ greatchinese.com - Hundred Family's Surnames: Wang entry (under paragraph 3 says Wang is the descendants of Prince Bi Gan)
  4. ^ Tracing of the Ancestry: under paragraph 1
  5. ^ Wang Ziqiao
  6. ^ Chinese surname history: Wang, under paragraph 2

References

  • Yuan (袁), Yida (義達) (2002). Chinese Surnames, Group Heredity and Spread of Population (中国姓氏·群体遗传和人口分布). Huadong Training College Publishing Group (華東師範大學出版社). ISBN 7-5617-2769-0/C.081. 
  • Zhang (臧), Lihe (勵和) ( (1998). The Great Dictionary of Chinese Names (中國人名大辭典), updated by Xu Shitian (許師慎]). The Commercial Press (商務印書館). ISBN 7-100-02555-9. 

See also

This is a list of the top 100 most common Chinese surnames according to a study published in 2006. ...

External links

  • Wang in China.net
  • Chinese surname history: Wang

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