Shandong Culture

People's Hero Jiao Yulu

( Updated: 2020-06-05

People's Hero Jiao Yulu
Jiao Yulu [Photo/]

Jiao Yulu (1922-1964), a native of Shandong province's Zibo city, was a devoted county Party secretary and a hero who dedicated himself to combating sandstorms, saline-alkali land disasters and floods, improving local people's livelihoods and the development of Lankao county of Henan province in the early 1960s.

From 1962 to 1964, Jiao served as chief of Lankao county. In his first year as chief, Jiao helped many of the county's residents rebuild their homes after sandstorms and floods battered the province. He also urged county officials to heighten their efforts in helping displaced residents.

In one oft-told story of Jiao, he apparently refused to stay in the hospital despite suffering from liver cancer and worked as a civil servant until his death.

His story has been adapted into many literary and artistic works.