…he people who discovered them (right, Fibonacci?), and I’m not claiming there’s a direct line here. But I just want to point out that “we can't name a famous Chinese mathematician” is NOT the same as “there aren’t notable Chinese mathematicians.” If we all learned "The Greek Triangle Theorem" in school, then we might also wonder why there were …
Of course! There are definitely notable Chinese mathematicians.
You might be on to something. Social recognition seems to be important in making talents worth commemorating. I think that’s true. Asian societies don’t really recognise the value of academics. This might a possible explanation.