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Encyclopedia > Cai (surname)
蔡; Cài
蔡; Cài

Cài (Simplified and Traditional Chinese: 蔡) is a Chinese surname that derives from the name of the ancient Cai state. It's regionally more common in China's Fujian Province and in countries settled by ethnic Chinese from that province than in China as a whole. The surname is the 34th most common surname in China[1], but the 9th most common in Taiwan, where it is usually romanized as Tsai[2], and the 8th most common in Singapore, where it is usually romanized as Chua[3]. Image File history File links SurnameCai. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Traditional Chinese (Traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字, Simplified Chinese: 正体字/繁体字) refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... A Chinese surname, family name (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or clan name (氏; pinyin: shì), is one of the hundreds or thousands of family names that have been historically used by Han Chinese and Sinicized Chinese ethnic groups in mainland China, Taiwan, and among overseas Chinese communities. ... Fujian (Chinese: 福建; pinyin: Fújiàn; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal System Pinyin: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of China. ...

See also: Cai (state)

The Cais are said to be the descendants of the 5th son of King Wu of the Zhou Dynasty (9th century BC256 BC), Ji Du. Ji Du was awarded the title of marquis (hóu) of the State of Cai (centered on what is now Shangcai, Zhumadian, Henan, China), and he was known as Cai Shudu ("Uncle Cai"). Together with Guan Shu and Huo Shu, they were known as the Three Guards. When King Wu died, his son King Cheng was too young and his uncle, the Duke of Zhou, became regent. Seeing that the power of the Duke of Zhou was increasing, the Three Guards got jealous and rebelled against Zhou together with Wu Geng. The Duke of Zhou suppressed the rebellion, and Cai Shu was exiled. King Cheng reestablished Cai Shu’s son Wu as the Duke of Cai. Some 600 years later in the Warring States Period, the State of Chu conquered Cai in 447 BC and was itself conquered by the Qin state which, in turn, formed the Qin Empire, China's first empire. With the spread of family names to all social classes in the new empire, many people of the former state of Cai began to bear it as a surname. King Wu of Zhou (Chinese: ; pinyin: zhōu wÅ­ wáng) or King Wu of Chou was the first sovereign of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty. ... This article is about the ancient Chinese dynasty. ... (10th century BC - 9th century BC - 8th century BC - other centuries) (900s BC - 890s BC - 880s BC - 870s BC - 860s BC - 850s BC - 840s BC - 830s BC - 820s BC - 810s BC - 800s BC - other decades) (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium AD) Events Kingdom of Kush (900 BC... Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC Decades: 300s BC 290s BC 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC - 250s BC - 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC 210s BC 200s BC Years: 261 BC 260 BC 259 BC 258 BC 257 BC - 256 BC - 255 BC 254 BC... This article is about a title of nobility. ... // The King, or Wang (Chinese: 王 or 國王; wáng), was the title of the Chinese head of state until the Qin dynasty. ... Zhumadian (Simplified Chinese: 驻马店; Traditional Chinese: 駐馬店; pinyin: ) is a city in southern Henan province, China. ... Henan (Chinese: 河南; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ho-nan), is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located in the central part of the country. ... King Cheng of Zhou (ch 周成王 zhōu chéng wáng) or King Cheng of Chou was the second sovereign of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty. ... The Duke of Zhou (Chinese: 周公旦, pinyin: Zhōu Gōng Dàn) was the brother of King Wu of Zhou. ... Regent, from the Latin, a person selected to administer a state because the ruler is a minor or is not present or debilitated. ... Warring States redirects here. ... State of Chu (small seal script, 220 BC) Chu (楚) was a kingdom in what is now southern China during the Spring and Autumn period (722-481 BCE) and Warring States Period (481-212 BCE). ... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 490s BC 480s BC 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC - 440s BC - 430s BC 420s BC 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC Years: 452 BC 451 BC 450 BC 449 BC 448 BC - 447 BC - 446 BC 445 BC... Qin or Chin (Wade-Giles) (秦), pronounced something like Shin, (778 BC-207 BC) was a state during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods of China. ... Qin Dynasty in 210 BC Capital Xianyang Language(s) Chinese Government Monarchy History  - Unification of China 221 BC  - Death of Qin Shi Huangdi 210 BC  - Surrender to Liu Bang 206 BC The Qin Dynasty (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chin Chao) (221 BC - 206 BC) was preceded by the... Last name redirects here. ... A social class is, at its most basic, a group of people that have similar social status. ...


The Cais descendants have undertaken two major migrations. During the Huang Chao Rebellion (AD 875) at the end of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), the Cai clan migrated to Guangdong and Fujian provinces. Another later migration occurred when Ming Dynasty loyalist Koxinga moved military officials surnamed Cai and their families to Taiwan in the 17th century. As a result, the surname is far more common in these areas and in areas settled by their descendants (e.g., Southeast Asia) than in other parts of China. AD redirects here. ... For the band, see Tang Dynasty (band). ... Not to be confused with the former Kwantung Leased Territory in north-eastern China. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal map spelling: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... For other uses, see Ming. ... Koxinga (Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: Gúoxìngyé; Tongyong Pinyin: Gúosìngyé; Taiwanese; Kok-sèng-iâ/Kok-sìⁿ-iâ) is the popular name of Zheng Chenggong (Traditional Chinese: 鄭成功; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhèng Chénggōng; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhèng Chénggong; Wade-Giles: Cheng Cheng-kung; Pe... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...

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Transliteration and romanization

Cai is written the same (蔡) in both simplified and traditional Chinese characters. Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Japanese name Kanji: Hiragana: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Vietnamese name Quốc ngữ: Hán tá»±: A Chinese character or Han character (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a logogram used in writing Chinese, Japanese, rarely Korean, and formerly Vietnamese. ...


In Mandarin Chinese, the surname is transliterated as Cài in pinyin and Tongyong Pinyin, Ts'ai in Wade-Giles, and Tsay in Gwoyeu Romatzyh. In Minnan or Taiwanese, it is Chhoà in Pe̍h-oē-jī. In Cantonese, it is Coi3 in Jyutping and Choi in Yale. (This should not be confused with the predominantly Korean family name Choi which has a different Chinese character [崔]). Koreans use Chinese-derived family names and in Korean, Cai is 채 in Hangul, Chae in Revised Romanization, and Ch'ae in McCune-Reischauer. Vietnamese also use Chinese-derived family names and in Vietnamese, it is Thái or Sái. Japanese do not use Chinese family names but for Chinese in Japan who carry the name, it is さい in Hiragana and Sai in the major romanization systems. This article is on all of the Northern and Southwestern Chinese dialects. ... Transliteration is the practice of transcribing a word or text written in one writing system into another writing system. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Tongyong Pinyin (Chinese: ; pinyin: Tōngyòng pÄ«nyÄ«n; literally Universal/General Usage Sound-combining) is the current official romanization of the Chinese language adopted by the national government (although not all local governments) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since 2002. ... Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ... The four tones of guo as written in characters, simplified on left, traditional on right and Gwoyeu Romatzyh. ... Mǐn Nán (Chinese: 閩南語), also spelt as Minnan or Min-nan; native name Bân-lâm-gú; literally means Southern Min or Southern Fujian and refers to the local language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China. ... For other uses, see Formosan languages, Taiwanese Mandarin, and Languages of Taiwan. ... Pe̍h-oÄ“-jÄ« (POJ) (Chinese: 白話字; pinyin: ) is an orthography in the Latin alphabet created and introduced to Taiwan by Presbyterian missionaries in the 19th century. ... This article is about all of the Cantonese (Yue) dialects. ... Jyutping (sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) in 1993. ... The Yale romanizations are four systems created during World War II for use by United States military personnel. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This article is about the predominantly Korean surname Choi (최/崔채/蔡), sometimes transliterated as Choi, see Cai (surname). ... Jamo redirects here. ... The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... Hiragana ) is a Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system, along with katakana and kanji; the Latin alphabet is also used in some cases. ... Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji The romanization of Japanese is the use of the Latin alphabet (called rōmaji )   in Japanese) to write the Japanese language, which is normally written in logographic characters borrowed from Chinese (kanji) and syllabic scripts...


Cai is romanized as Cai in the People's Republic of China, Tsai (or occasionally Tsay or Chai) in the Republic of China (Taiwan), and Choi or Choy in Hong Kong. In Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei, the most common forms are Chua for Hokkien and Teochew speakers, Chai for Hakka speakers, and Choy for Cantonese speakers. In Indonesia it is usually romanized as Tjoa and in the Philippines it is Chua, Cua or the hispanicized Tuason. Languages can be romanized in a variety of ways, as shown here with Mandarin Chinese In linguistics, romanization (or Latinization, also spelled romanisation or Latinisation) is the representation of a word or language with the Roman (Latin) alphabet, or a system for doing so, where the original word or language... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Mǐn Nán (Chinese: 閩南語), also spelt as Minnan or Min-nan; native name Bân-lâm-gú; literally means Southern Min or Southern Fujian and refers to the local language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China. ... The Chaozhou language, also called Teochew, Teochiu, Tiuchiu, or Diojiu, is a dialect of the Chinese spoken variant of Minnan 閩南, spoken in the Chaoshan 潮汕 region of eastern Guangdong 廣東. // Chaozhou is a member of the Southern Min or Minnan dialect group, which in turn constitutes one of the seven major dialect... Hakka (Simplified Chinese: 客家话, Traditional Chinese: 客家話, Pronunciation in Hakka: Hak-ka-fa/-va, Pinyin: Kèjiāhuà) is a spoken variation of the Chinese language spoken predominantly in southern China by the Hakka ethnic group and descendants in diaspora throughout East and Southeast Asia and around the world. ... This article is about all of the Cantonese (Yue) dialects. ...


Other variations include Chye, Coi, Toy, and Tsoi.


In addition, some of the Cais who resided in the Philippines adopted Spanish names to avoid persecution by the Spanish rulers during the Philippines' Spanish colonial rule from the early 16th to late 19th century. Examples of these are Mercado, which means "Market" in Spanish and was adopted by Domingo Lam-Co (he chose this name to remind his descendants of their trader way of life), and Rizal, which was adopted by Domingo Lam-Co's great-grandson, Francisco Mercado (who was also the father of Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal). Spanish East Indies This article covers the history of the Philippines from 1521 to 1898. ... José Rizal José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonzo Realonda (June 19, 1861 - December 30, 1896) is the national hero of the Philippines. ...


Prominent people surnamed Cai

  • Cai Cheng, a Chinese politician
  • Cai Chusheng, an early Chinese film director
  • Cai E, a Chinese revolutionary and warlord in early 20th century
  • Cai Fu, a a character in the Chinese literature classic the Water Margin
  • Cai Guo-Qiang, a Chinese contemporary artist and curator.
  • Cai, Guoray, an American academic
  • Cai He, an officer in the Three Kingdoms period, brother of Cai Zhong and cousin of Cai Mao
  • Cai Jing, a Song Dynasty official and a character in the Chinese literature classic the Water Margin
  • Cai, Lady, the wife of Three Kingdoms period naval officer Huang Zu
  • Cai Lun, the inventor of paper in the Han Dynasty
  • Cai Mao, a naval officer in the Three Kingdoms period who served under Liu Biao, cousin of Cai He and Cai Zhong
  • Cai Qing, a a character in the Chinese literature classic the Water Margin
  • Cai Shangjun, a Chinese film director and screenwriter
  • Cai Tingkai, a Chinese general during the Republican era
  • Cai Wen, a Chinese academic
  • Cai Wenji, a Han Dynasty poet and composer also known as Cai Yan, daughter of scholar Cai Yong
  • Cai Xiang, a calligrapher, scholar, official and poet during the Song dynasty also known as Cai Zhonghui
  • Cai Xitao, a Chinese botanist
  • Cai Yong, a Han Dyansty scholar and father of Cai Wenji
  • Cai Yuanpei, a chancellor of Peking University and first president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Academic Sinica)
  • Cai Yun, a Chinese badminton player
  • Cai Zhong, an officer in the Three Kingdoms period, brother of Cai He and cousin of Cai Mao
  • Cai Zhuohua, a Chinese Christian preacher
  • Chae Jung An (stage name), a Korean actress
  • Choi, Ada, a Hong Kong actress
  • Choi, Charlene, a Hong Kong singer, member of the Twins duo
  • Choi Chi-sum, a Hong Kong evangelist
  • Choi, Fátima, a Macanese government minister
  • Choi, Sandra, an English creative director and designer for shoemaker Jimmy Choo Ltd
  • Choy, Anna, an Australian actress, TV presenter, and Australia Day Ambassador
  • Choy, Elizabeth, a North Borneo-born Singaporean World War II heroine
  • Choy, Wayson, a novelist and a member of Order of Canada
  • Choy, Wilbur Wong Yan, an American Methodist bishop
  • Chua, Alfrancis, a Filipino basketball coach
  • Chua, Amy, a United States-based Chinese Filipino academic and author
  • Chua, Brent, a Filipino model
  • Chua Ek Kay, a Singaporean artist
  • Chua, Glen, a Canadian film director, actor, and writer
  • Chua, Joi (Joi Tsai), a Singaporean singer
  • Chua Lam, a Singaporean-born Hong Kong columnist and movie producer
  • Chua Ling Fung, Simon, a bodybuilder from Singapore
  • Chua, Mark, a Filipino murder victim
  • Chua, Paul, a Singaporean bodybuilder
  • Chua Phung Kim, a Singaporean weightlifter
  • Chua, Robert, a Singapore-born Asian television executive
  • Chua Sock Koong, a Singaporean telecom executive
  • Chua Soi Lek, a Malaysian health minister
  • Chua, Tanya, a Singaporean singer
  • Tjoa Jien Hwie, the birth name of Surya Wonowidjoyo, founder of Gudang Garam
  • Tjoa, Marga, an Indonesian writer
  • Tjoa To Hing, the birth name of Indonesian businessman Rachman Halim
  • Tsai, Angela, an American actress and television host
  • Tsai Chia-Hsin, a Taiwanese badminton player
  • Tsai Chih-chieh, a Taiwanese footballer (soccer player)
  • Tsai Chin, a Taiwanese popular music singer
  • Tsai Hui-kai, a Taiwanese footballer (soccer player)
  • Tsai Ing-wen, a former Vice Premier of the Republic of China
  • Tsai, Jeanne, an American academic
  • Tsai, Jolin, a Taiwanese popular music singer
  • Tsai, Ming, an American chef and host of television cooking shows
  • Tsai Ming-liang, a Taiwanese movie director
  • Tsai Rong Tsang, a Taiwanese tea master
  • Tsai Wan-lin, a Taiwanese billionaire and founder of Cathay Life Insurance Company
  • Yo, Evan, a Taiwanese singer whose real name is Tsai Min-you

Cai Chusheng (蔡楚生 January 12, 1906 - July 15, 1968) was a Chinese film director of the pre-Communist era. ... Cai E (Simplified Chinese: 蔡锷; courtesy: Songpo; December 18, 1882- November 8, 1916) Chinese revolutionary leader and militarist. ... Cai Fu, nicknamed the Iron Arm, was one of the 108 Liangshan heroes in the epic Chinese tale, the Water Margin. ... Contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang was born in 1957 in Quanzhou City, Province, China. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and to make a clear distinction between fact and fiction, this article may require cleanup. ... Cai Jing (蔡京, 1047-1126) was the Imperial Tutor during the reign of Emperor Huizong of the Song Dynasty. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Cài Lún (Wade-Giles: Tsai Lun, 蔡倫) (c. ... Cai Mao was a very skilled warrior under Liu Biao, the governor of the Jing province in China during the end of the Han dynasty. ... Cai Qing, nicknamed the Single Blossom, is a character in the epic Chinese tale, the Water Margin. ... Cai Tingkai (Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tsai Ting-kai; 1892-1968) was a Chinese general. ... Prof. ... Cài Wénjī (蔡文姬) (177 – 250) was a Han dynasty poet and composer. ... Cai Xiang (simplified Chinese: 蔡襄) (born in Xianyou, Fujian in 1012, died in Xianyou 1067) is a Chinese calligrapher, scholar, official and poet. ... Cai Yong (Chinese: 蔡邕) was a musician , a calligrapher of the Han dynasty and author of Qin Cao 【琴操】. He plays the guqin and his daughter is the famous Cai Wenji. ... Cài Yuánpéi (蔡元培, Wade-Giles: Tsai Yüan-pei) (January 11, 1868 - March 5, 1940) was a Chinese educator and the chancellor of the Peking University, and known for his critical evaluation of the Chinese culture that led to the May Fourth Movement. ... Cai Yun (Simplified Chinese: 蔡赟, pinyin: Cài YÅ«n) (born 19 January 1980 in Jiangsu) is a male badminton player from the Peoples Republic of China. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and to make a clear distinction between fact and fiction, this article may require cleanup. ... Birth name Chae Jung-an (born September 9, 1977, Busan, South Korea as Jang Jung-an), is a Korean actress and singer. ... Ada Choi Siu Fun (蔡少芬, Pinyin: Cai Shaofen) is a Hong Kong actress best known for her work for TVB television, and to a lesser extent, for her film work. ... Charlene Choi (Chinese: ; Pinyin: Cài Zhuóyán; Cantonese Yale: Choi Cheuk-Yin; born 22 November 1982) is a Hong Kong-based actress and singer. ... Choi Chi-sum 蔡志森 (born April 14, 1960) is an outspoken far right evangelicalist in Hong Kong. ... Sandra Choi is the Creative Director and designer of Jimmy Choo shoes. ... Anna Choy Anna Choy (born October 11, 1978 in Hong Kong) is an Australian actress/presenter. ... Elizabeth Choy Su-Moi OBE (Chinese: 蔡杨素梅, born Yong Su Mei, 29 November 1910 — 14 September 2006), was a Hakka Chinese born in Kudat, Sabah in North Borneo. ... Wayson Choy (蔡韋森 Pinyin: Cài Wéisēn ; Jyutping: Coi3 Wai5-sam1) (born April 20, 1939) is a Vancouver-born Canadian writer of Chinese ancestry who spent his childhood in the Chinatown, Downtown. ... Wilbur Wong Yan Choy is a retired Bishop of the United Methodist Church, elected in 1972. ... Al Francis Chua is a Filipino basketball coach formerly for the Sta. ... Amy Chua (born 1962) is the John M. Duff, Jr. ... Glen Boon Sun Chua (born July 9, 1987 in Lundu, Malaysia), is a Canadian film director, actor, and writer, best known for his independent films which are appealing to both teen and adult audiences. ... Joi Chua or Joi Tsai (Chinese: 蔡淳佳; Hanyu Pinyin: Cài Chúnjiā, born August 3, 1977) is Singaporean female singer signed under Play Music. ... Chua Lam (also known as Tsai Lan, Teochew: Chùa Lāng) (simplified Chinese: 蔡澜, traditional Chinese: 蔡瀾, Japanese: チョイ・ラン) (born 1941 in Singapore) is a columnist, food critic and occasional television host in Hong Kong and Japan. ... Chua Ling Fung Simon is a bodybuilder from Singapore who started off as an instructor in a gymnasium before taking up the sport full-time. ... Mark Chua or Mark Welson Chua (died sometime between March 15-18, 2001) was a student of the University of Santo Tomas (in the Philippines) whose death is widely believed to be linked to his exposé of alleged irregularities in the ROTC Unit of the university. ... Paul Chua (born Singapore September 2, 1941) is an internationally renowned bodybuilder. ... Chua Phung Kim (death 1990) is a Singaporean weightlifter who first took to the sport in 1960 after being introduced to it by his elder brother, Chua Peng Kim. ... Robert Chua Wah-Peng (traditional Chinese: ) was born in Singapore in May 20,1946. ... Chua Sock Koong (simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; born 1956) is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Singapore Telecommunications. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gudang Garam is a brand of Indonesian kretek cigarette, and largest manufacturer of cigarettes in Indonesia, producing 70 billion cigarettes per year. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Tsai Chia-Hsin (蔡佳欣, pinyin: Cài Jiāxīn, Wade-Giles: Tsai Chia-hsin) (born 25 July 1982) is a male badminton player from the Republic of China. ... Tsai Chin (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Minnan: Chhoà Khîm) is a pop and folk singer from Taiwan (her ancestral home is in Hubei). ... Tsai Hui-kai (Chinese: , born 1977-04-29) is a Taiwanese football player who currently plays for Tatung F.C.. He usually plays as a defender, but he could plays as a midfielder as well. ... Tsai Ing-wen (Chinese: 蔡英文; Pinyin: ) (born August 31, 1956) is the Vice Premier of the Republic of China on Taiwan. ... Jeanne Tsai is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and director of the Culture and Emotion Lab. ... Jolin Tsai (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tsai I-lin) is a Golden Melody Award winning Taiwanese Mandopop singer. ... Ming Tsai (born March 29, 1964) is a Chinese American fusion cuisine chef and restaurateur who currently hosts two cooking shows â€“ Mings Quest on the Fine Living television channel and Simply Ming on American Public Television â€“ and formerly hosted East Meets West on the Food Network, for which he... Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮, pinyin: Cài Míngliàng) (born in 1957 in Kuching, Malaysia) is one of the most celebrated Second New Wave film directors of Taiwanese Cinema, along with such contemporaries as Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Edward Yang. ... Grand Master Tsai Rong Tsang is the director of “Lu-Yu Tea Art Center” and the founder of the “Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony. ... Tsai Wan-lin (Chinese: 蔡萬霖; pinyin: Caì Wànlín) (November 10, 1924–September 27, 2004) was a Taiwanese businessman who, at the time of his death, was the richest man in Taiwan with a fortune of US$4. ... Evan Yo (Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tsai minyou) (born November 12, 1986) is a Taiwanese Mandopop singer who released his Solo Debut album in October, 2006. ...

See also

  • Choa Chu Kang (蔡厝港 Càicuògǎng, literally "Cai house harbor"), a suburban area in the West Region of Singapore
  • Choi Uk Tsuen (蔡屋村 Càiwùcūn, literally "Cai house village"), a village in the Yuen Long district of Hong Kong

Choa Chu Kang or Chua Chu Kang is a suburban area in the West Region of Singapore. ... Choi Uk Tsuen is a famous village in the Yuen Long District of Hong Kong, China. ...

Notes

  1. ^ "新'百家姓'新鲜'出炉'" (Newest 100 Surnames). 2006 ranking. (Chinese)
  2. ^ "Common Chinese Names." 2007 ranking.
  3. ^ "Popular Chinese Surnames in Singapore." at Statisitics Singapore. 2000 ranking based on romanized form of Chua.

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