Richard & Janey Cheu
About The Cheus
About The Author
Richard was born in San Francisco in 1937. He was raised in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and attended Lowell High School. He’s currently a Ph.D student in World History at St. John’s University with a focus on Chinese American history after retiring from a career that includes
A Brief Biography
Born in Los Angeles in 1938, Janey spent her early childhood in Whittier, her pre-teen years in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and her teen years in the Richmond district of San Francisco where she attended Washington High School. Married Richard in July of 1961 at Old St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco.
Janey’s Chinese name, 梅芳 [粵 Mui Fong] quite literally means “peach blossoms” – a name that captures the essence of “love” in a very symbolic way especially in Chinese culture.