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Great Huangs of history

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Cambodian Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh, centre with yellow tie, is flanked by other Huang Clan dignitaries yesterday at Koh Pich Theatre before he gave a speech on the benefits of investing in Cambodia. Photograph: Vireak Mai/Phnom Penh Post

The book The Great Dictionary of Famous Chinese (published in 1921), lists 613 Huangs.

Here follows a partial list of of famous Huangs, including some of the descendants of Huang Qiaoshan (871-953).

Xia dynasty (2205 BC-1766 BC)  Huang Yuan (Prime Minister)

Shang Dynasty (1766 BC-1122 BC)  Huang Yin (Yi Yin ) (Prime Minister)

Zhou Dynasty (1122BC- 256 BC)  Huang Xie Lord of Chunshen (Prime Minister of Chu) 314 BC-238 BC

Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206 BC)  Huang Shigong (Strategist)

Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 9)  Huang Ba Duke of Jiancheng (Prime Minister) 130 BC-51 BC

Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220)  Huang Xiang (Famous Official) AD 53- AD117

Three Kingdoms Period (220-280)  Huang Zhong (General of Shu Han) AD220  Huang Gai (General of Wu)

Tang Dynasty (618-907) Huang Chao (Leader of Peasant Rebellion Army) ?-AD 884

Five Dynasties Period (907-960)  Huang Quan (Painter) c.903-965; Huang Jucai (Painter) 933-?

Song Dynasty (960-1279), Huang Tingjian (Poet and Calligrapher) 1045-1105

Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)  Huang Daopo (female) (Weaver) c.1245-? ; Huang Gongwang (Painter) 1269-1354

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Huang Senping (Ong Sum Ping) (Noble of Sultanate of Brunei)  Huang Wan (Famous Scholar)  1477-1551; Huang Daozhou (Scholar, Painter and Patriot)  1585-1646 ; Huang Zongxi (Thinker) 1610-1695

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911); Huang Shen (Painter)  1687-1770; Huang Jingren (Poet)  1749-1783; Huang Yizhou (Classics Expert)  1828-1899; Huang Feihong (Wong Feihung) (Martial Artist & Physician) 1847-1924; Huang Zunxian (Poet and Statesman) 1848-1905

Modern Period (1911- Present) Huang Binhong (Painter) 1865-1955 ; Huang Xing 兴 (Revolutionary) 1874-1916 ; Huang Kan (Philologist) 1886-1935; Huang Kecheng (General of the China's People's Liberation Army) 1902-1986; Huang Zhou (Painter) b.1925; Huang Jiasi (Medical Expert) 1906-1984; Huang Ziqing, (Chemist) 1900-1982; Huang Jinhui (Wee Kim Wee)(Former President of Singapore) 1915- 2005; Huang Huahua (Present Governor of Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China) b.1946; Huang Gencheng (Wong Kan Seng) (Present Home Affairs Minister of Singapore) b.1946; Huang Jiading (Ong Ka Ting) (Former Housing and Local Government Minister of Malaysia); Huang Guangyu (Businessman) b.1969. The richest man in China according to Time magazine 30/04/2006.

To contact the reporter on this story: Stuart Alan Becker at stuart.becker@gmail.com

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