Yuan may refer to:


  • Yuan (currency), the basic unit of currency in historic and contemporary mainland China and Taiwan
    • Renminbi, the current currency used in mainland China, whose basic unit is yuan
    • New Taiwan dollar, the current currency used in Taiwan, whose basic unit is yuán in Mandarin
    • Manchukuo yuan, the unit of currency that was used in the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo

Governmental organEdit

Government of TaiwanEdit

Government of Imperial ChinaEdit


  • Yuan dynasty (元朝), a dynasty of China ruled by the Mongol Borjigin clan
    • Northern Yuan dynasty (北元), the Yuan dynasty's successor state in northern China and the Mongolian Plateau

People and languagesEdit

  • Yuan (surname), the transliteration of a number of Chinese family names (e.g. 袁, 元, 苑, 原, 源, 爰, 遠)
    • Yuan Haowen (元好問; 1190–1257), Chinese poet, author, and official
  • Thai Yuan, a people of Northern Thailand
    • Yuan language, commonly known as Northern Thai language, language of the Thai Yuan people


  • Yu'an District, in Anhui, China
  • Yuan River (沅江 or 沅水), one of the four largest rivers in Hunan, a tributary of the Yangtze River

Other usesEdit

See alsoEdit