Cao Zhan (1715–1763), author of China's most famous novel, Dream of the Red Chamber.
Deng Xiaoping (1904–1997), political leader.
Ding Ling (1904–1986), short story writer.
Lao She (1899–1966), satirical novelist.
Li Dazhou (1888–1927), co-founder of the Chinese Communist Party.
Lu Xun (1881–1936), author.
Mao Zedong (1893–1976), Chinese Communist leader.
Zhang Tianyi (b. 1907), short story writer and novelist.
Zhang Yimou (b. 1950), film director.
Zhou Enlai (1898–1976), Chinese premier.
Zhou Zuoren (1885–1996), essayist and scholar.