Sun Quan (182–252), style name Zhongmou, formally known as Emperor Da of Wu, was the founder of the state of Eastern Wu during the Three Kingdoms period. He ruled from 222 to 229 as the "King of Wu" and from 229 to 252 as the "Emperor of Wu".
Li Yu（937–978)， also known as Houzhu of Southern Tang (南唐后主）, was the last ruler of the Southern Tang Kingdom from 961 to 975 during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period. He was also a well-known poet, even to the extent of having been called the "first true master" of the ci form.
Yuan Mei (1716–1797) was a well-known poet, scholar, artist, and gastronome of the Qing Dynasty.
Xie An (谢安) (320–385), courtesy name Anshi (安石), formally Duke Wenjing of Luling (庐陵文靖公), was a Jin Dynasty (265-420) statesman who, despite his lack of military ability, led Jin through a major crisis—attacks by Former Qin.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892–March 6, 1973), also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu (Chinese: 赛珍珠; pinyin: Sài Zhēnzhū), was an American writer who spent most of her life until 1934 in China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the U.S. in 1931 and 1932, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932.
Wei Yuan (Chinese: 魏源; pinyin: Wèi Yuán; Wade–Giles: Wei Yüan, April 23, 1794—March 26, 1857), born Wei Yuanda (魏远达), courtesy names Moshen (默深) and Hanshi (汉士), was a Chinese scholar from Shaoyang, Hunan. He moved to Yangzhou in 1831, where he remained for the rest of his life.
Lin Zexu (1785-1850)was a Chinese scholar and official of the Qing Dynasty. He is most recognized for his conduct and his constant position on the "moral high ground" in his fight, as a "shepherd" of his people, against the opium trade in Guangzhou.