Teng

Teng can refer to two distinct Chinese surnames.

Most commonly, it is an alternate spelling of the Chinese surname Deng (鄧/邓, "Dèng") used especially in Taiwan based on the Wade-Giles transliteration of Mandarin Chinese. This spelling is used in many English language sources on China written before the widespread adoption of the pinyin transliteration system in the 1980s. For example, Deng Xiaoping was written "Teng Hsiao-p'ing."

However, Teng (滕, "Téng") is also a different and much rarer Chinese surname derived from State of Teng in the Western Zhou Dynasty. It is "Tàhng" in Cantonese and is usually Romanized as "Tang" in Hong Kong. It is "Têng" in Minnan (Hokkien).

Notable persons with the surname Teng

Persons surnamed Teng (滕) include:

*Teng Biao (滕彪), Beijing, China-based human rights lawyer
*Teng Haibin (滕海滨), gymnast from Beijing, China
*Joyce Tang (滕麗名), Hong Kong celebrity
*Lee C. Teng, Chinese-American Accelerator Physicist
*Teng Xiu (滕脩), Wu minister during the Three Kingdoms period
*Teng Yin (滕胤), Wu minister during the Three Kingdoms period
*Empress Teng (滕皇后), empress of Eastern Wu during the Three Kingdoms period of China

Other persons named Teng include:
*Tais Teng, Dutch writer
*Vienna Teng, American singer
*Shanghua Teng (滕尚华), computer scientist

ee also

*Chinese name


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