is the symbol
for the chemical element lithium
Lee or Li is a transliteration for several Korean family names. Also see Lee, korean family names
As a transliteration for Chinese language
, it includes the following:
- Family names: Li or Lee is a common transliteration of a few Chinese family names. As a Latin transliteration of Chinese family names are unrelated to the Li minority group, it can be the transliteration of 李 (pinyin Lǐ), the most common Chinese family name and often spelt as Lee, and other less common family names such as 黎 (Lí); 理 and 里 (Lǐ); 郦 （酈）, 栗, 厉 (厲), 力and 利 (Lì).
- 李(Lǐ ) is the first most common family name with 7.9 percent of the population in China, and there are about 103 million people in China,2002. according to it, It is calculated that there are more than 108 million of Chinese people of Li (李) family name in the world.
- An ethnic group (黎族,lí zú): see Li Chinese.
- An abbreviation of names of rivers in China, e.g., Lishui River (澧水, Lǐ shǔi) and Lijiang River (漓江, Lí Jiāng) are sometimes abbreviated to Li.
- A Chinese unit of distance, 里(Li3), a li is equal to 500 meters, or about 1/3 mile, in ancient times a li was 360 paces, or about 576 meters (古代以三百六十步為一里).
- The ritual (禮,Lǐ), the major principle of Confucianism.
Prominent people with family name 李
- The Li royals of the Tang Dynasty
- Li Ao, Taiwanese writer
- Li Er, philosopher during Zhou Dynasty
- Li Guofan, politician
- Li Hongzhang, (1823-1901), politician
- Li Hou Zhu, (931-978), poet
- Li Ka Shing, businessman
- Li Lu, businessman, former student protestor
- Li Lian-jie, known as Jet Li, (born 1963), Chinese martial arts fighter, actor
- Li Peng, politician
- Li Changchun, politician
- Li Po, poet
- Li Qingzhao, poet
- Li Shanyin, poet
- Li Yu, poet
- Bruce Lee, actor
- Lee Teng-hui, politician
- Li Ruihuan, politician
- Tsung-dao Lee, physicist
- Wen Ho Lee, physicist
- Yuan T. Lee, chemist
- Li Zicheng, Ming rebel
Prominent people with family name 黎
Prominent people with family name 理
Prominent people with family name 里
Prominent people with family name 酈
Prominent people with family name 栗
Prominent people with family name 厲
Prominent people with family name 力
Prominent people with family name 利