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(1915-1970) Author. Born in Toishan, China, Chu came to the United States in 1924. His novel, “Eat a Bowl of Tea,” which was published in 1961, is considered to be the first book about the “Chinatowns” phenomena of Chinese-American neighborhoods.

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Louis Chu


New York

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Owned a record store in New York City.

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