Zhou Youguang

1906 - 2017

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Zhou Youguang (Chinese: 周有光; pinyin: Zhōu Yǒuguāng; 13 January 1906 – 14 January 2017), also known as Chou Yu-kuang or Chou Yao-ping, was a Chinese economist, banker, linguist, sinologist, Esperantist, publisher, and supercentenarian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhou Youguang has received more than 1,173,501 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Zhou Youguang is the 110th most popular economist (up from 124th in 2019), the 353rd most popular biography from China (up from 367th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Chinese Economist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.2M

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  • 60.14

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.67

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Zhou Youguang has had the most page views in the with 20,929 views, followed by English (18,866), and Russian (3,859). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tibetan (147.46%), Ido (89.28%), and Franco-Provençal (65.80%)


Among economists, Zhou Youguang ranks 110 out of 414Before him are Douglas McGregor, Thomas Schelling, Silvio Gesell, Adolph Wagner, Friedrich von Wieser, and Rudolf Hilferding. After him are Richard Stone, Thomas J. Sargent, William Nordhaus, Carlo M. Cipolla, Merton Miller, and Finn E. Kydland.

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Among people born in 1906, Zhou Youguang ranks 69Before him are Fredric Brown, Anthony Mann, Nelson Goodman, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Luis Federico Leloir, and Douglas McGregor. After him are Carol Reed, Gusztáv Sebes, Missak Manouchian, Walter Rauff, Jacques Becker, and George Wald. Among people deceased in 2017, Zhou Youguang ranks 77Before him are John G. Avildsen, Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, Georges Prêtre, Abdul Halim of Kedah, Kim Jong-nam, and Elsa Martinelli. After him are Ljubiša Samardžić, Chris Cornell, Karl-Otto Apel, Michael Nyqvist, Anita Pallenberg, and Nicolai Gedda.

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In China

Among people born in China, Zhou Youguang ranks 353 out of 1,610Before him are Ma Dai (183), Khutughtu Khan Kusala (1300), Li Qiang (1959), Emperor Wu of Song (363), Jacques Mayol (1927), and Han Gan (706). After him are Zeng Guofan (1811), Zhao Tuo (-230), Gu Kaizhi (345), Jangsu of Goguryeo (394), Lu Yu (733), and Gao Shun (200).


Among economists born in China, Zhou Youguang ranks 2Before him are Wang Anshi (1021). After him are Ilham Tohti (1969).