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Wu may refer to:


  • Wu (region) (吳), a region in China, associated with:
    • Wu Chinese, a variety of spoken Chinese spoken in the Wu region
    • Wu (state), a state in the Wu region during the Spring and Autumn Period
    • Wu (city), its eponymous capital at modern Suzhou
    • Eastern Wu, also called Kingdom of Wu or Sun Wu, a state in southeastern China during the Three Kingdoms Period
    • Li Zitong, who declared a brief Wu Dynasty during the Sui–Tang interregnum
    • Wu (Ten Kingdoms), one of the kingdoms during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period
    • Wuyue, one of the kingdoms during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period


  • Wu (surname) (or Woo), several different Chinese surnames
    • John Ching Hsiung Wu (1899–1986), jurist and principal author of the constitution of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
    • Wu Zixu, famous general in the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history
    • Ta-You Wu (1907–2000), Chinese-born physicist
    • Chien-Shiung Wu (1912–1997), Chinese-born physicist
    • David Wu (1955–), a United States Congressman from Oregon
    • Harry Wu (1937–), a human rights activist
    • Jason Wu, Taiwanese Canadian fashion designer
    • Tim Wu, a legal academic
    • Wu Wenjun (1919–), mathematician
    • Yi Wu (1912–1945), a member of Korea's imperial family
    • Wu Yi, Vice Premier of China
    • Kevin Wu, better known as KevJumba, YouTube celebrity
    • Wu, nickname of the singer of alternative rock band This Et Al
    • Wu Qingyuan, better known by the Japanese pronunciation of his name, Go Seigen, leading player of Go (game)
    • Chun Wu, past member of Fahrenheit 飛輪海 Fei Lun Hai (Taiwanese Band), actor and Own 3 Fitness Zone in Brunei
    • Wu Daozi, a Chinese artist of the Tang Dynasty
  • A number of Chinese emperors
  • Fictional people

Wu may also refer to:

  • Wu (Chinese religion), a concept of awareness, consciousness or enlightenment in the Chinese folk religion
  • Wú (negative), Zhaozhou's response to the question: "Does a dog have the Buddha-nature?"
  • Wu (shaman), a kind of Chinese shaman
  • Wu-style taijiquan, also Wu/Hao style Taijiquan
  • The Wu-Tang Clan, an American rap group with themes based on Chinese folk lore and martial arts movies
  • Shen Gong Wu, fictional mystical artifacts from the animated series Xiaolin Showdown
  • Wu wei, a principle of Taoism
  • Wii U, Nintendo's video game console

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