Namesakes

Chinese Emperors: 3 emperors
Emperor Sima Yan   280-290  
Emperor Sima Yan   325-342  
Emperor Li Xuan (a.k.a. Yan)   873-888  
Nobel Prize Winners: 1 literature
(literature) Mo Yan   2012  
Olympic Medalists: 3 bronze
(bronze) Ba Yan   1984   basketball  
(bronze) Wang Yan   1996   10 km walk  
(bronze) Chen Yan   1996   swimming - 4x100 m medley relay