Tuesday, July 2, 2013

ABC Wednesday: Letter Y for Yao Ming, Dr Sun Yat Sen and Yang Liwei


The most famous Chinese in the contemporary world must be 

Yao Ming. He  is a retired Chinese professional basketball 


who last played for the Houston Rockets of the National 

Basketball Association (NBA). At the time of his final season, 

he was the tallest active player in the NBA, at 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in).[1]


Dr Sun Yat Sen, the Father of modern China. Sun Yat-sen 

University, informally called Zhongshan University 

(simplified Chinese中山大学traditional Chinese中山大學;

 pinyin:Zhōngshān Dàxué), has a main campus in 

GuangzhouGuangdong province, and a secondary one in 

Zhuhai. The University is named after the man who founded 

it in 1924 - Sun Yat-sen, Dr Sun was grandpa's favourite 

personality. In his living room, facing the front door, he had a 

big photo of Dr. Sun.

I spent last evening with young people like Yulia to learn

Chinese and we learned Famous Chinese personalities.

My grandpa would have been very proud of me when I 

shared my knowledge of Dr Sun Yat Seng. Speaking in 

Mandarin was quite scary when you don't have the vocab.

I went on to speak on 2 characters who could be friends, 

and I chose Li Na the Tennis French Open Champion and the
first Chinese astronaut.  

Yang Liwei being launched aboard Shenzhou 5, becoming 

the first man sent into space by the Chinese space 


Finally, I chose Bruce Li in a guessing game.


Photo: CLN会员论坛这个星期的题目-有名华人


Photos: courtesy wiki, Lilian and CLN


  1. I knew Yao and Sun, but not the astronaut. Informative!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. We have a garden in downtown Vancouver dedicated to Dr. Sun Yat-sen and I can hardly wait to go and take some photos there.

    abcw team

  3. Very informative and interesting post, Ann! Thanks. Have a great day!
    Wil, ABCW Team.