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Friday, 7 December 2012

Great Huangs of history [The ancestors of Cham Prasidh]

Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Phnom Penh Post

Stuart Alan Becker

Cambodian Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh, centre with yellow tie, is flanked by other Huang Clan dignitaries yesterday at Koh Pich Theatre before he gave a speech on the benefits of investing in Cambodia. Photograph: Vireak Mai/Phnom Penh Post
The book The Great Dictionary of Famous Chinese (published in 1921), lists 613 Huangs.

Here follows a partial list of famous Huangs, including some of the descendants of Huang Qiaoshan (871-953).

Xia dynasty (2205 BC-1766 BC)  Huang Yuan (Prime Minister)

Shang Dynasty (1766 BC-1122 BC)  Huang Yin (Yi Yin ) (Prime Minister)

Zhou Dynasty (1122BC- 256 BC)  Huang Xie Lord of Chunshen (Prime Minister of Chu) 314 BC-238 BC

Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206 BC)  Huang Shigong (Strategist)

Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 9)  Huang Ba Duke of Jiancheng (Prime Minister) 130 BC-51 BC

Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220)  Huang Xiang (Famous Official) AD 53- AD117

Three Kingdoms Period (220-280)  Huang Zhong (General of Shu Han) AD220  Huang Gai (General of Wu)

Tang Dynasty (618-907) Huang Chao (Leader of Peasant Rebellion Army) ?-AD 884

Five Dynasties Period (907-960)  Huang Quan (Painter) c.903-965; Huang Jucai (Painter) 933-?

Song Dynasty (960-1279), Huang Tingjian (Poet and Calligrapher) 1045-1105

Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)  Huang Daopo (female) (Weaver) c.1245-? ; Huang Gongwang (Painter) 1269-1354

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Huang Senping (Ong Sum Ping) (Noble of Sultanate of Brunei)  Huang Wan (Famous Scholar)  1477-1551; Huang Daozhou (Scholar, Painter and Patriot)  1585-1646 ; Huang Zongxi (Thinker) 1610-1695

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911); Huang Shen (Painter)  1687-1770; Huang Jingren (Poet)  1749-1783; Huang Yizhou (Classics Expert)  1828-1899; Huang Feihong (Wong Feihung) (Martial Artist & Physician) 1847-1924; Huang Zunxian (Poet and Statesman) 1848-1905

Modern Period (1911- Present) Huang Binhong (Painter) 1865-1955 ; Huang Xing 兴 (Revolutionary) 1874-1916 ; Huang Kan (Philologist) 1886-1935; Huang Kecheng (General of the China's People's Liberation Army) 1902-1986; Huang Zhou (Painter) b.1925; Huang Jiasi (Medical Expert) 1906-1984; Huang Ziqing, (Chemist) 1900-1982; Huang Jinhui (Wee Kim Wee)(Former President of Singapore) 1915- 2005; Huang Huahua (Present Governor of Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China) b.1946; Huang Gencheng (Wong Kan Seng) (Present Home Affairs Minister of Singapore) b.1946; Huang Jiading (Ong Ka Ting) (Former Housing and Local Government Minister of Malaysia); Huang Guangyu (Businessman) b.1969. The richest man in China according to Time magazine 30/04/2006.

To contact the reporter on this story: Stuart Alan Becker at stuart.becker@gmail.com

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