From once being an ignorant apprentice who played with mud to becoming a master of arts and crafts, Ge Yinping – from Pingding county, administered by Yangquan city in North China's Shanxi province – has now passed on the millennium-old artistic technique of Pingding-carved porcelain for four decades.
Hu Yicheng, an athlete at the Yangquan Sports School in Yangquan, was the first athlete from Shanxi to become world champion in women's synchronized trampoline jumping.
Zhang Hengshou (1902-91), born in Guangou village in the city of Yangquan, was a well-known historian in China.
Born in 1962 in Yangquan city in North China's Shanxi province, Guan Jianhua is an outstanding table tennis player.
Born in Pingding county, Ji Maode was the earliest national pentathlon champion from Yangquan city.
Zhang Hongliang, a native of Yangquan city who was born in local Pingding county in 1970, has devoted himself to grit ware for more than 30 years.
Zhang Shigui (586-657), a famous general in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), was from Shangwen village in Yuxian county, administered by Yangquan city.
Born in Yuxian county in Yangquan city, North China's Shanxi province, Xu Shixu was a famous general who lived during the end of the Sui Dynasty (581-618) and the beginning of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Born in Pingding county in Yangquan city, Sun Tao is a famous writer in North China's Shanxi province.