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China: Culture#

World Heritage#

Nobel Prize Winners (11)#

Here persons are counted for the country they born in or if their affiliation is with this country.
NameCategoryYearMotivation
The 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)Peace1989
Walter Houser BrattainPhysics1956"for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect"
Edmond H. FischerMedicine1992"for their discoveries concerning reversible protein phosphorylation as a biological regulatory mechanism"
Charles Kuen KaoPhysics2009"for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication"
Tsung-Dao (T.D.) LeePhysics1957"for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles"
Ei-ichi NegishiChemistry2010"for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis"
Daniel C. TsuiPhysics1998"for their discovery of a new form of quantum fluid with fractionally charged excitations"
Liu XiaoboPeace2010"for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China"
Gao XingjianLiterature2000"for an æuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity, which has opened new paths for the Chinese novel and drama"
Mo YanLiterature2012"who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary"
Chen Ning YangPhysics1957"for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles"

Partial List of Famous People#

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Field Medal Winners#

NameYearAffiliation
Shing-Tung Yau1982"Institute for Advanced Study
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Wolf Prize Winner#

NameCategoryYearMotivation
Yuan LongpingAgriculture2004THE 2004 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN AGRICULTURE for innovative development of hybrid rice and discovery of the genetic basis of heterosis in this important food staple.
Yuan LongpingAgriculture2004THE 2004 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN AGRICULTURE for innovative development of hybrid rice and discovery of the genetic basis of heterosis in this important food staple.