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Du Jianying
Du Jianying
Du Jianying in August 2015, at the claimed age of 114, with her 66-year-old son.
Birth: February 1901?
Huojia County, Henan, Qing dynasty (now China)
Death: 1 January/16 October 2018
Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China
Age: 116 years, 307+ days?
Country: ChinaCHN
Longevity claimant

Du Jianying [Chinese: 杜建英] (February 1901? – 1 January/16 October 2018) was a Chinese longevity claimant whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Du Jianying claimed to have been born in February 1901 in Huojia County, Henan, Qing dynasty (now China). She married in Zhumiao Village, Daxu Town, Tongshan County (now a district), Xuzhou.

Du had 8 children, the oldest aged 85 (as of 2014) and the youngest aged 56 (as of 2014). The second child of the eight, her son Zhang Weishu [Chinese: 张为树], was aged 68 in 2014.

Du's family claims good appetite is her secret of longevity. In 2010, she survived breast cancer without any treatment, the family having refused surgery because of her great age.

On her 110th birthday, Du was upset because she thought her family celebrated it with a party because she will die soon.

In September 2014, Du was reported to be the oldest living person in Jiangsu Province, as a journalist of Modern Express Post has cast doubts about the claim of Wang Zhengfu (claimed birth in January 1901). She hold that time since the death of Xing Yeshi in May 2014.

Du Jianying died between 1 January and 16 October 2018 in Daxu Town, Tongshan District, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China, at the claimed age of at least 116 years, 307 days. Subsequently, 117-year-old Cheng Jiangshi (1901–fl.2019) was reported to be the oldest living person in Jiangsu in October 2018.