List of Chinese Nobel laureates
Nobel laureates of Han Chinese ethnicity
The Nobel Prize committee does not specify the ethnicity of laureates. This section lists laureates who are of Han Chinese ethnicity. A separate section below lists the one laureate who is known to be of a non-Han Chinese ethnicity.
† Now spelled "Hefei, Anhui" using Hanyu Pinyin transliteration.
Tibetan Nobel laureates
|Name||Year of Birth||Place of Birth||Residence at the time of the award||Field||Year|
|14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)||1935||Taktser, Qinghai, China. †||India (see note below)||Peace||1989|
† Taktser is a village located in Qinghai (spelled Tsinghai at the time), which was under the Nationalist Government of the Republic of China. Although Tibet itself was not directly controlled by the Republic of China government, Tsinghai (Qinghai) province was under the authority of the government of the Republic of China. The Nobel Prize website indicates residence at the time of the award was Tibet. At the time of the award, the 14th Dalai Lama was holding a special travel document issued by the Government of India for Tibetan refugees. Before he left Tibet, he was a national of the People's Republic of China. He has never claimed to renounce this nationality, and the Government of the People's Republic of China has never announced his loss of nationality.
Non-Chinese Nobel laureates born in China
The laureates below were born in China but are not Han Chinese nor a member of a recognized minority nationality of China.
|Name||Year of birth||Place of birth||Affiliation at the time of the award||Field||Year|
|Walter Houser Brattain||1902||Amoy, China||Semiconductor Laboratory of Beckman Instruments, Inc., United States||Physics||1956|
|Edmond H. Fischer||1920||Shanghai, China||University of Washington, United States||Medicine/Physiology||1992|
|Ei-ichi Negishi||1935||Changchun, Jilin, China||Purdue University, United States||Chemistry||2010|
- Amoy, now known as Xiamen, is a city in Fujian Province.
- Changchun was named Hsinking in 1935 under the Japanese-controlled state Manchukuo. At the time most countries did not recognise the separation of Manchuria, which includes Jilin, from the Republic of China.
- Chronological list of All Nobel Laureates on the official website of the Nobel Prize committee.
- The Nobel website lists the country of Residence at the time of the award for both the Literature and Peace (if goes to a person) prizes; see "Facts" information of the individuals at  and . While the prizes for Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, and Economic Sciences are listed by Affiliation at the time of the award; see "Facts" information of the individuals at , , , and . The official Nobel website only lists the country of the person's affiliated insititions for Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, and Economic Sciences prizes, and not the citizenship of the person itself.
- The Nobel Prize in Physics 1957
- The Nobel Prize in Physics 1976
- Yuan T. Lee (The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1986) Autobiography indicates Lee was born in Hsinchu, Taiwan and is ethnic Chinese.
- The Nobel Prize in Physics 1998 indicates Chu was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in 1948.
- The Nobel Prize in Physics 1998 indicates Tsui was born in Henan, China in 1939.
- The Nobel Prize in Literature 2000 indicates Gao was born in Ganzhou, China in 1940.
- The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008.
- The Nobel Prize in Physics 2009 indicates Kao was born in Shanghai, China in 1933.
- Liu Xiaobo (The Nobel Prize in Peace 2010).
- The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012.
- The Nobel Peace Prize 1989 indicates Dalai Lama was born in Tibet in 1935.
- The Tsinghai Province was established as early as 1928, and Taktser since then has been a city within its region; see also the 1930 national map of the Republic of China (ROC), and the 1936 political regional map of the ROC in Wikimedia Commons.
- Walter H. Brattain (The Nobel Prize in Physics 1956) Biography indicates Brattain was born in Amoy, China in 1902,.
- The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1992 indicates Fischer was born in Shanghai, China in 1920.
- Ei-ichi Negishi (The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2010) Biography shows Negishi was born in Changchun, China in 1935,.