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Chou Wen-Chung
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Native name
周文中
Born (1923-07-28)July 28, 1923
Yantai, Shandong, China
Died October 25, 2019(2019-10-25) (aged 96)
New York City, U.S.
Citizenship United States (from 1958)
Education Harvard University (M.A.)
New England Conservatory of Music (B.A.)National Chunking University (B.S.)
Spouse
Chang Yi-An (m. 1962–2016)
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Chou Wen-chung (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhōu Wénzhōng; July 28, 1923 – October 25, 2019) was a Chinese American composer of contemporary classical music. He was seen as one of the first Chinese composers who tried to translate authentic oriental melo-rhythms into the terms of modern Western music.

Chou died in New York City on October 25, 2019 at the age of 96.

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