Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Yuen Ren Chao: Chinese Linguist, Phonologist, Composer, and Author

Interviewee(s):
Chao, Yuen Ren
Interviewer(s):
Levenson, Rosemary
Title:
Yuen Ren Chao: Chinese Linguist, Phonologist, Composer, and Author
Abstract:
Childhood during Ch'ing Dynasty; Boxer Indemnity student, Cornell; Ph.D., Harvard, 1918; teaching, Cornell, Harvard, and Tsing Hua College; interpreter for Bertrand Russell, Dora Black, John Dewey; developing National Romanization dialect surveys in Chinese provinces; teaching, Hawaii, Yale, 1938-41; the Harvard Chinese dictionary project; Army Chinese Language School, 1942-45; Concise Dictionary of Spoken Chinese, 1947; teaching, UC Berkeley, 1947-60; dialect studies and language reform; 1973 meeting with Chou En-lai. Appended bibliography compiled by Anwar S. Dil. Video-tape. 30 min.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1974
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b11233879
Rights:
Chao, Yuen Ren. "Yuen Ren Chao: Chinese Linguist, Phonologist, Composer, and Author." Interview by Rosemary Levenson in 1974. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1977.