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Joice Chen and her husband Thomas fled China in 1949 when the Communists took over and settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In 1958, she opened a Chinese restaurant in Cambridge. The restaurant flourished, and in 1973 a larger Cambridge restaurant was opened. Chen also began writing Chinese cookbooks and in the 1970s began hosting a cooking show on public television. She later developed a line of Chinese specialty foods and cooking utensils. Chen is credited with popularizing Mandarin Chinese food in the United States.