He graduated from the Chih Cheng Institute.
Chu Yun-kuang was the president of the Commercial School at Taichow, Zhejiang (Chekiang). He taught in the Military Survey School in Anhui (Anhwei). Mr. Chu was known to participate in the 1911 Revolution. He was appointed adviser to the 6th division of the Zhejiang (Chekiang) Provincial Army in 1911.
Mr. Chu became a director of the civil affairs department of Zhejiang (Chekiang) in 1912. In 1913 he served as an acting Chief Civil Administrator of Zhejiang (Chekiang). The following year Chu Yun-kuang was appointed Civil Commissioner of Zhejiang (Chekiang) (1914). In 1915 he was made a Count of the first order by Yuan Shih-kai when the later proclaimed himself Emperer.
When Zhejiang (Chekiang) declared independence of Beijing (Peking) as a protest against Yuan's monarchial attempt, he sided with the people. Mr. Chu was appointed director of military affairs of Zhejiang (Chekiang) by Beijing (Peking) Government. He went to Beijing (Peking) in 1916 to promote the Sino-American Association. From 1919 to 1920 Mr. Chu worked as a Civil Governor of Shantung. Later he was engaged in social welfare and philanthropic works in Shanghai.