Chu Fucheng (1873-1948) was a Jiaxing native. [Photo/jiaxing.gov.cn]
Chu Fucheng (1873-1948) embraced progressive ideas and supported reform in China. In 1906, Chu founded the Jiaxing Kaiming Female School, which advocated respect of women's rights.
During the Revolution of 1911, Chu led a revolt in Zhejiang and participated in the Constitution Protection Movement with Sun Yat-sen.
Chu also played an active role in the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45). In 1945, he and other like-minded peers established the Jiusan Society, one of the participatory parties in China. Chu was selected as the chief managing director.