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Encyclopedia > Wu (surname)

Wu is the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese surname 吳 (Traditional Chinese), 吴 (Simplified Chinese), which is 10th most common surname in Mainland China. Several other, less common Chinese surnames are also translated into English as "Wu": 武, 伍, 仵, 烏, and 鄔. Pinyin is a system of romanization (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard Mandarin, where pin means spell and yin means sound. The most common variant of pinyin in use is called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: , Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n), also known as scheme... A Chinese surname, family name (Chinese: 姓; Hanyu Pinyin: or clan name 氏; shì), is one of the hundreds or thousands of family names that have been historically used by Han Chinese and Sinicized Chinese ethnic groups in mainland China, Taiwan, and among ethnic Chinese in overseas Chinese communities. ... The highlighted area in the map is what is commonly known as mainland China. Mainland China (Simplified Chinese: 中国大陆; Traditional Chinese: 中國大陸; pinyin: Zhōnggúo Dàlù; literally The Chinese Massive Landmass or Continental China) is an informal (disputed — see talk page) geographical term which is usually synonymous with the area...


Wu (or Woo) is also the Cantonese transliteration of the different Chinese surname 胡 (see Hu), used in Hong Kong, and by overseas Chinese of Cantonese speaking areas of Guangdong, or Hong Kong origin. Cantonese (Traditional Chinese: 粵語; Simplified Chinese: 粤语]], Cantonese: Yuet6yue5; Mandarin pinyin: YuèyÇ”, lit. ... Hu is a Chinese family name represented by the character 胡. The spelling Hu can be used by numerous less common Chinese family names including but not limited to 胡,ç“ ,è­·,戶,扈,虎,呼,忽,æ–› etc. ...


The name is also one of the most common surnames in Korea. It is spelled 오 in Hangul and romanized O by the three major romanization systems, but more commonly spelled Oh in South Korea. Also in Vietnamese Gô·, Ngô·. Hangul also refers to a word processing application widely used in Korea. ...


Famous people named Wu

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Wu Bangguo Wu Bangguo (Traditional Chinese:吳邦國 , Simplified Chinese: 吴邦国, Hanyu Pinyin: Wú Bāngguó) (born July 1941) is a Chinese politician. ... Daniel Wu (Chinese: 吳彥祖; pinyin: Wú YànzÇ”) (born September 30, 1974 in San Francisco, California) is a Hong Kong film actor. ... Congressman David Wu David Wu (Traditional Chinese: 吳振偉; pinyin: Wú ZhènwÄ›i; born April 8, 1955) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Oregon, representing the states 1st Congressional District (map). ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Frank Wu was the winner of the 2004 Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist. ... Wu Jianquan 吳鑑泉 Wú Jiànquán or (Wade-Giles) Wu Chien-chüan, 吳鑑泉 (1870-1942), was a famous teacher of Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) in late Imperial and early Republican China. ... Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan (from Chinese 太极拳 Tàijíquán, literally supreme ultimate fist), commonly known as Tai Chi or Taiji, is a nei chia (internal) Chinese martial art which is known for the claims of health and longevity benefits made by its... Chien-Shiung Wu (吳健雄 Pinyin: Wú Jiànxíong) (May 31, 1912 - February 16, 1997) was a female Chinese American physicist with an expertise in radioactivity. ... John Woo (Chinese: 吳宇森; Hanyu Pinyin: Wú YÇ”sÄ“n) (born 1 May 1946, in Guangzhou, China) is a Chinese film director and producer known especially for his Heroic bloodshed movies, which often include balletic violence. // Biography At age five Woos parents were faced with persecution and his Lutheran family... Peter Woo Kwong Ching GBS, JP MBA (born 1946) is Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in 2002, Chairman of Wheelock and Company Limited and The Wharf (Holdings) Limited. ... Wu Tianming (Simplified Chinese: 吴天明, Traditional Chinese: 吳天明; born 19 October 1939 in Shaanxi Province, China is a Chinese film director. ... William F. Wu (born in Kansas City, Missouri) is a Chinese-American science-fiction author. ... Vice-premier Wu Yi Wú Yí (吴仪) (born 1938 in Wuhan, China) is one of four vice-premiers of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Wu Zetian (武則天 pinyin : WÇ” Zétiān) (625 - December 16, 705), personal name Wu Zhao (武曌), was the only female emperor in the history of China, founding her own dynasty, the Zhou (周), and ruling under the name Emperor Shengshen (聖神皇帝) from 690 to 705. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...

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Wu Tai Chi (1741 words)
Wu Chien Chuan’s early students, Wu Tunan and Chuan Zee Yee, carried on an alternate branch in Beijing, though it is unclear how different this branch was from the Northern Wu.
Wu Kung Yee is famous for answering the challenge of a white crane stylist, Master Chen, and defeating him.
The idea that Wu style is specialized from yielding and softly diverting and Yang style for pressing and discharging comes from the students of the two masters, and is a misconception.
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