Zhu Zhengshi on her claimed 118th birthday.
|Birth:||21 September 1900?|
Qing dynasty (now China)
|Age:||121 years, 26 days?|
Zhu Zhengshi [Chinese: 朱郑氏] (born 21 September 1900?) is a Chinese longevity claimant whose age is currently unvalidated by Gerontology Research Group (GRG).
Zhu Zhengshi claims to have been born in China on 21 September 1900. She is Hakka. Since a fall in 2015, she walks with a walker. She celebrated her claimed 120th birthday in September 2020. She is currently one of 6 living generations in her family.
In October 2021, Zhu participated to a "thousand years banquet" [Chinese: 千岁宴] with other elderly people, including her oldest daughter (aged 87 in 2021). According to her great-granddaughter Guo Xiujuan [Chinese: 郭秀娟], her good behavior and appetite are the secrets of her longevity.
Zhu Zhengshi currently lives in Yunhua Community in Shengli Town, Shuangliu District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China at the claimed age of 121 years, 26 days.
Potential Longevity Records
If Zhu's age is correct, she would be the oldest living person in the world, and the second-oldest person ever. Zhu Zhengshi would also be the last surviving person born in the year 1900 and the 19th century but the verified holder of that title is Nabi Tajima of Japan.
- Unvalidated Claims (Age 108 and Older) from China (not updated since 2011)
- Report at age 108 news.qq.com, 2 September 2008 (dead link)
- Report at age 108 10vps.com, 2008/2009 (dead link)
- 老人喜过110岁生日 家中摆起百人坝坝宴 Sina (新浪), 10 September 2010
- Woman celebrates 117th birthday with five generations of her family - but she is NOT the oldest in the world Mirror, 27 September 2017
- Surrounded by family, Zhu Zhengshi celebrates her 118th birthday (...) China Daily, 14 September 2018
- Born in the family of the Qing Dynasty, the old man has lived together for six generations. jqknews, 10 February 2019
- 119-year-old Chengdu woman celebrates birthday China News Service, 2 September 2019
- 她是客家人，今年120岁！出生在清朝，子孙近百位，家中六世同堂！ Sohu, 11 October 2020
- Zhu Zhengshi, 121 years old, celebrated her birthday with relatives in Chengdu, Sichuan Province on Wednesday China News 中国新闻网 on Facebook, 9 September 2021
- 成都最长寿老人领头“百岁天团”：吃“千岁宴”庆重阳 China News, 13 October 2021