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Ping-tse Kao, Chinese astronomer (Shanghai 23 December 1888 – Taipei 23 March 1970)

He was cousin of Physics Nobel prize winner Charles K. Kao’s father

Honored in lunar crater Kao 

Dongsheng Yan, Chinese materials scientist (Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province 10 February 1918 – Shanghai 18 September 2016)

Developed carbon fiber reinforced composite and a new technology of bismuth germanate crystal growth 

Received Life Time Membership from American Ceramic Society 

Jici Yan, Chinese optician (Dongyang, Zhejiang Province 1900 – Beijing 1996)

First to determine exactly the phenomenon of quartz piezoelectric laws  

Honoured in minor planet 10611 Yanjici

Zhifu Ni, Chinese engineer and inventor (Shanghai May 1933 – Beijing 24 April 2013)

Invented Ni Zhifu drill with three tips and seven edges (1953)

Authored a host of technical improvements and inventions


Gold Medal, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 1985

Zhiguang Xie or Chih-Kuang Hsieh, Chinese radiologist and oncologist (Dongguan, Guangdong Province 1899 – 1976)

Suggested the special angle for the posterior dislocation of the hip joint (Xie’s position)

Posterior dislocation of the hip. Radiology 27:450, 1936

Guanguang Zhong / Kuan-Kwang Tsoong, Chinese botanical collector (19 August 1869 – 12 September 1940)

Collected about 15,000 plant specimens

Honored in genus Tsoongia Merrill 1923 (Lamiaceae)

Qisun Ye / Hongjuan Ye, Chinese physicist (Shangai 16 July 1898 – Beijing 03 January 1977)

With W. Duane & H. Palmer determined precisely the value of Planck constant (1921)

Did research on the conductivity of magnetic bodies under high pressure (1923)  

Shuhua Ye, Chinese astronomer (Guangzhou, Kwangtung Province 21 June 1927 –

Foreign Member, Royal Astronomical Society, United Kingdom (1985)

Asteroid 3241 Yeshuhua  

Kezhen Zhu or Coching Chu, Chinese meteorologist and geologist (Shangyu, Zhejiang County 07 March 1890 – Beijing 07 February 1974)

Proposed using air velocity as the appropriate unit for measuring typhoons (1918) adopted internationally

A new classification of typhoons of the Far east (1924)


The time and place of the origin of the 28 lunar monsoons

A preliminary study of climate changes over the past five millennia (5,000 years) in China. Acta Archeol. Sinica 1 (1972)