Ji Hongchang (1895-1934) was from Fugou, Henan Province. He joined the Northwest Army at the age of 18 and fought his way up from a soldier to a corps commander. After the September 18th Incident in 1931, Ji Hongchang, who was in Europe then, came back to China in early 1932, joined the Communist Party of China that year, and devoted himself to working for the Chinese national united front against Japanese aggression. He and his wife Hu Hongxia raised funds by selling their properties to buy weapons for frontline troops. In May 1934, Ji formed the Chinese People's Grand Alliance against Fascism in Tianjin. On November 9, he was arrested by KMT reactionaries and was killed on November 24, sacrificing his life for resisting the Japanese and saving the nation.