Zhucheng (simplified Chinese: 诸城; traditional Chinese: 諸城; pinyin: Zhūchéng) is a county-level city in the southeast of Shandong province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Weifang City and had at the 2010 census a population of 1,086,222 even though its built-up (or metro) area is much smaller.
Zhucheng was originally known as Langya (琅琊). It was from here that Emperor Qin Shi Huang sent Xu Fu sailing towards Japan in 210 BC, in pursuit of the elixir of youth. The Song Dynasty painter Zhang Zeduan was born in Zhucheng (which was then named Dongwu). It was also the birthplace of Mao Zedong's last wife and leader of the Gang of Four, Jiang Qing. Zhao Shucong (赵树丛), vice-governor of Anhui province, is a native of Zhucheng. Besides them, many well-known celebrities were also from this place, including Zhao Tingzhi (趙挺之), Zhao Mingcheng (趙明誠) in Song Dynasty, Wan Zhener (萬貞兒, also known as 萬貴妃, a famous concubine to Hongzhi Emperor) in Ming Dynasty, Liu Tongxun (劉統勳), Liu Yong (劉墉), Dou Guangnai (窦光鼐) in Qing Dynasty, etc. In 2005, Zhucheng had a total output value of RMB 20. 8 billion and an average annual growth rate of 16%.