Teng can refer to two distinct
Most commonly, it is an alternate spelling of the Chinese surname Deng (鄧/邓, "Dèng") used especially in
Taiwanbased on the Wade-Gilestransliteration of Mandarin Chinese. This spelling is used in many English language sources on China written before the widespread adoption of the pinyintransliteration system in the 1980s. For example, Deng Xiaopingwas 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
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