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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. ... Wu Zetian (武則天) (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. ... The zhōu (州) was a historical political division of China. ... Subnational entity is a generic term for an administrative region within a country — on an arbitrary level below that of the sovereign state — typically with a local government encompassing multiple municipalities, counties, or provinces with a certain degree of autonomy in a varying number of matters. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... Rice congee is a type of Asian rice porridge known as zhōu (粥 or juk in several Chinese dialects and Korean, and pronounced kayu in Japanese). ...


Zhōu is the Hanyu Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese family name 周, which now ranks the 9th most common surname in Mainland China. In Taiwan is usually spelled Chou, while elsewhere it may also be spelled Chau, Jhou, Joe or Chow. Zhou can also stand for another, rare Chinese family name, 洲. Pinyin (拼音, Pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin used in the... 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. ... 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, lit. ...

Prominent people with family name 周

(alphabetized by surname, then by given name)

Emil Chau (Also known as Emil Chow) Wakin PROFILE & INTRODUCTION Born in Hong Kong on December 22, 1960, Emil Chau Wakin (pronounced Zhou Hua Jian in Mandarin) has been one of the best-loved entertainers in Asia and internationally for more than a decade. ... Simon Sui-Cheong Chau (周兆祥) is a social and environmental activist in Hong Kong. ... It has been suggested that Ye Qu be merged into this article or section. ... Niki Chow Lai-ki (Traditional Chinese: 周麗淇, born 30 August 1979) is a Hong Kong female actress and Cantopop singer. ... Norman Chow (周友賢; pinyin: Zhōu YÇ’uxián) (born May 3, 1946) is the offensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans, a National Football League team. ... Stephen Chow (traditional Chinese : 周星馳 ; simplified Chinese : 周星驰; Cantonese Romanization: Chow Sing Chi ; pinyin : Zhōu XÄ«ngchí) (born June 22, 1962) is a highly popular Hong Kong actor and director, whose expertise in the comedic field has led him to be dubbed the king of comedy by the Hong Kong entertainment... Vivian Chow Vivian Chow (周慧敏) (born November 10, 1967), is a popular singer and actress from Hong Kong. ... Wei-Liang Chow (1911–1995) was a Chinese mathematician, known for his work in algebraic geometry. ... Wen Tsing Chow (周文俊; pinyin: Zhōu Wénjùn), (1918 - 2001), was an American missile guidance scientist and a digital computer pioneer. ... Chow Yun-Fat This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chow. ... Ju Si-gyeong (December 22, 1876 - July 27, 1914) was one of the founders of modern Korean linguistics. ... This is a Chinese name, Zhou is the surname. ... Lu Xun (Traditional Chinese: 魯迅; Simplified Chinese: 鲁迅; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Lu Hsün) or Lu Hsün (Wade-Giles) (September 25, 1881 – October 19, 1936), the pen name of Zhou Shuren (Traditional Chinese: 周樹人; Simplified Chinese: 周树人; Pinyin: Zhōu Shùrén), has been considered one of the most influential Chinese... Zhou Xiaochuan. ... Zhou Xuan Zhou Xuan (周璇, Wades-Giles: Zhou Hsuan) (1 August 1918 - 22 September 1957, Shanghai) was a popular Chinese singer and film actress. ... Zhou Yafu (Simplified Chinese: 周亚夫; Traditional Chinese: 周亞夫; pinyin: ) (d. ... Zhou Yu (175 - 210) was a famous militarist and strategist of Wu of the Three Kingdoms of China. ... The Kingdom of Wu (Chinese: 吳, pinyin: wú) refers to a historical nation and several states in a region of China. ...

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  • Chinese Zhou surname history



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