Yong Chen Chu was a young assistant to UCLA Professor Richard C. Rudolph when Professor Rudolph embarked on his extensive book-buying trip to China in 1948. Professor Chu eagerly awaited Professor Rudolph's shipments and was among the first to receive the newly purchased volumes, which included original woodblock-printed books. Professor Chu carefully cataloged and processed the texts, making them available to students, faculty, and scholars and helping to create the core of the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library. Professor Chu went on to a distinguished, forty-one-year career on the faculty of the UCLA Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, but he never lost his commitment to the collection that formed the foundation of the East Asian Library. To continue to build upon and enhance the library's collections, Professor Chu established The Yong Chen Chu Endowed Fund in support of Chinese Language and Culture.
Translated into Chinese by Yinglei Yang 楊英蕾