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Top 15 Greatest/Most Influential Asians

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The greatest Asians in history, according to me!

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Mohandas Gandhi Report Abuse
The greatest pacifist of all time, his efforts led to Great Britain establishing India as a free nation. He invented the concept of civil disobedience, and his legacy can be seen in every person who refuses to fight.
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Buddha/Siddhartha Gautama Report Abuse
Founder of the one of the five largest religions in the world. His early life in Nepal was extremely priviliged, but once he saw the suffering that others endured, he left his home to meditate. He discovered the Middle Way and achieved Nirvana, and once he did, he spread his teachings across the land.
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Lao Tzu Report Abuse
Tao Te Ching
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Confucius/ Kongzi Report Abuse
One of, if not the single greatest philosopher of all time, his teachings have influenced the course of East Asian countries and their development for over two millennia. His philosophy was highly practical, preaching about good governance and proper relations between certain sets of people.
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Akira Kurosawa Report Abuse
Japanese film director.
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Qin Shi Huangdi Report Abuse
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manu (shanker mishra) Report Abuse
The New Age Movement, the story of contact and Manu (Shanker Mishra) with his books has caused the biggest tumult in the history of Europe and USA.His books presented to the London Mathematical Society won him a recognition which few Indians ever got.The entire language and theory behind CERN project involving 38 countries had to be changed.The New Age Movement, human chains and demonstration of mass scale psychic phenomenon left Europe stunned.His work on mathematical physics has already acquired the status of a classic.
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Ho Chi Minh Report Abuse
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Indira Gandhi Report Abuse
Jawahar Lal Nehru's daughter and Prime Minister of India.Credited with bold steps in Indian Polity. Also known for imposition of Emergency.
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Ashoka Report Abuse
Made Buddhism the state religion of Magadh and facilitated its expansion as a world religion.
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Jin Kazama Report Abuse
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Cyrus the Great Report Abuse
the founder of the Achaemenid Empire. Under his rule, the empire embraced all the previous civilized states of the ancient Near East, expanded vastly and eventually conquered most of Southwest Asia and much of Central Asia, parts of Europe and Caucasus. From the Mediterranean sea and Hellespont in the west to the Indus River in the east, Cyrus the Great created the largest empire the world had yet seen.
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Mao Zedong Report Abuse
One of the most important historical figures of the 20th century, whose Marxist/communist vision changed the future for the largest country in the world. A great general and visionary, although highly controversial around the world.
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Subhash Chandra Bose Report Abuse
Freedom Fighter.
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Chuang Tzu Report Abuse
Chuang Tzu is believed to lived in the Fourth or Third Century BCE, at a time when China was split up into a number of states weakly held together by the Chou dynasty. He was a minor government official for a while and was offered higher office, but declined on the grounds that it would limit his freedom. His thought is contained in the 33 chapters that remain of the Chuang Tzu, which describes both his philosophy and his way of life. In it, Chuang Tzu enlarges on the teachings of Lao Tzu in a lively Taoist discourse that opposes the ideas of Confucius and Mo Tzu. These philosophers argued for particular ways for improving the condition of man, each contradicting the other. Chuang Tzu argued that the processes of nature unify all things, so that humanity should seek to live at one with nature and not impose upon it. He concluded that one could do more by doing nothing. Chuang Tzu viewed nature as having great spontaneity and change, with all things—large and small, beautiful and ugly—equally important and ever in a constant flux. In this way, he enlarged the notion of the co-dependence of things, one causing change in another, which appears in Buddha’s thought. Chuang Tzu also emphasized the mutual causation of opposites: for example, that life leads to death. His dislike of formal structures lead him to put forward his ideas in imaginary dialogues.
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Sun Yat-sen Report Abuse
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Tasleema Nasreen Report Abuse
Bangladeshi author.
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Genghis Khan Report Abuse
The great Mongolian conqueror who helped to create the largest empire that the world has ever known. He managed to consolidate the many Mongolian tribes into one powerful fighting force, and through his military victories, he improved trade and transportation along the Silk Road.
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Admiral Yi Sun-sin Report Abuse
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Patanjali Report Abuse
Yoga Sutra
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Kublai Khan Report Abuse
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Tokugawa Ieyasu Report Abuse
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Ban Ki Moon Report Abuse
I think he is very influential because he has worked hard and has been selected to play an important role in his life
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omg you are so right!! he is so influential
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Rodrigo Duterte Report Abuse
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Shigeru Yoshida Report Abuse
Yoshida was responsible for Japan's rapid economic growth after the second world war.
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Hayao Miyazaki Report Abuse
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i really love those movies :) spirited away and whisper of the heart!!!
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i loooovvveeeeeeeee studio ghibli
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Hu Jintao Report Abuse
Chinese President
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Chanakya Report Abuse
Kautilya,Author of Arthashastra.
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Minamoto Yoritimo Report Abuse
Establised the Shogunate at Kamukara.
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Hagiwava Sakuro Report Abuse
Japanese Poet
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Jawahar Lal Nehru Report Abuse
Indian Prime Minister and shaper of Modern India
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Rajiv Gandhi Report Abuse
Grandson of Jawahar Lal Nehru and son of Indira Gandhi. Was the Prime Minister of India credited with permitting computerization and acess to the internet of Indians.
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Oda Nobunga Report Abuse
Military Leader,restored order in Japan(1534-82)
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Amitabh Bachhan Report Abuse
Film actor, became known for his absurd roles in even more absurd movies.He and millions of Indians are convinced that he should be considered the greatest.
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Zheng He Report Abuse
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Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek) Report Abuse
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Tenzin Gyatso, the current Dalai Lama Report Abuse
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Xuanzang Report Abuse
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Duke of Zhou Report Abuse
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King Mongkut Rama IV Report Abuse
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Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Report Abuse
Great novelist, playwright,essayist and short story writer.
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Swarnakumari Devi Tagore. Report Abuse
Great poet and novelist.
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Mahasweta Devi. Report Abuse
Great novelist and short story writer.
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Ritwik Ghatak. Report Abuse
film director and short story writer.
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Jibanananda Das Report Abuse
Great poet,novelist and short story writer.
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Nandalal Bose. Report Abuse
Great Painter.
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Gaganendranath Tagore. Report Abuse
Great painter and writer.
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Abanindranath Tagore. Report Abuse
Great painter and writer.
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Satyajit Ray Report Abuse
Film Director.
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Rabindranath Tagore. Report Abuse
Great composer of songs,painter,playwright,novelist,short story writer,essayist,letter writer,philosopher,innovative educator,social reformer,poet.
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