Gu Shengzu, male, Han nationality, is a native Huangpi, Hubei Province. He graduated from the Economics Department of Wuhan University in 1982.
The Vice-Mayor of Wuhan City and a demographer, Gu has strong academic credentials. After graduating from Wuhan University, he taught at the university before becoming a guest professor at the University of Japan in 1989. Gu later obtained a doctorate from Wuhan University in 1991 and traveled to become a guest professor at the University of Duisburg in Germany as well as Harvard University in the United States.
In 1997, he was elected Vice-Chairman of the 4th Hubei Provincial Committee of CDNCA. The following year, he became Vice-Mayor of Wuhan City. The same year, Gu became the vice-president of the Demographic Society of China.
Gu is a member of the China Democratic National Construction Association Central Committee. He is the winner of the Sun Yefang Economic Thesis Award and the author of several books on non-agricultural population, population migration, and mobility.