Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a 17th-18th century German polymath who made significant contributions in many areas of physics, logic, history, librarianship, and studied numerous aspects of Chinese culture
A Sinophile (from sino- meaning "Chinese" [originating through Persian and Sanskrit from Late Latin Sinæ] and -philos meaning "loving" [from Greek ϕίλος]) is a person who demonstrates a strong interest and love for Chinese culture or its people. It is also commonly used to describe those knowledgeable of Chinese history and culture (such as scholars and students), non-native Chinese language speakers, pro-Chinese politicians, and people perceived as having a strong interest in any of the above.
Paul Robeson, an American baritone singer, actor of film and stage, peace and civil rights activist, and All-American football athlete who temporarily resided in China, was fluent in Chinese, and compared the struggle of the Chinese to Black people in the United States.
Huey Newton, an African-American social activist who was deeply influenced by Maoism and described his time in China as a "psychological liberation" praising Chinese contemporary society throughout his works.