Yu Charn Chen

Yu-Charn Chen is an expert in computer-aided design and industrial engineering technology. Chen has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Aided Design & Drafting (AutoCAD), computer simulation (PSPICE, LTSPICE, NI Multisim, Electronics Workbench), microcomputer control systems, and Industrial Research & Development (R&D). He has worked as a design engineer for several companies in the U.S.  He also taught ENGR 353Microelectronics + ENGR310 Microelectronics Lab in the School of Engineering at SF State.

Popular Press

 

2013

“Lowell Hosts 38th CLTAC Mandarin Speech Contest”. Chinese Language Teachers Association Newsletter 30: 2.

2012

“Stanford Hosts CLTAC Spring Workshop: Experts Speak on Phonetics and Idiom Instruction”. Chinese Language Teachers Association Newsletter 29: 1.

2012

Presentations (Select)

 

2013

“The Chinese Dialects in the Face of Standard Language Encroachment: The View from Diglossia and Societal Bilingualism”. 223rd Meeting of  the American Oriental Society, Portland Hilton & Executive Tower, Portland, Oregon, March 16, 2013.

2012

Translations (Select)

 

2012

[Chinese to English]: “Dog Obscured” (By Hsuan Ye). The Chinese Pen 161 [Autumn 2012]: 70-89.

2012

[Chinese to English]: “Inner Demons” (By Yen Chu). The Chinese Pen 159 [Spring 2012]: 42-55.

2011

Articles (Select)

 

2013

“Development of the Entering Tones in Mandarin”. In Sybesma, Rint, ed., Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV.

2013

“Shifting Patterns of Chinese Diglossia: Why the Dialects May Be Headed for Extinction”. In Gvozdanovic, Jadranka, ed., The Destiny of Divided Languages: Diglossia, Translation and the Rise of Modernity. Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag.

Books

 

2009

(with David Chen-Ching Li, Sharon Lai and Ching-Hsi Perng). President Barack Obama in His Own Words [translation, annotation and commentary of Barack Obama's landmark speeches]. Taipei: Aquarius Publishing.

2008

[Translation with commentary by Marina Lighthouse] Kuan Yin: Temple Oracle. Los Altos, CA: Beacon Light Publishing.

2007

Career

 

Education

Oxford University

 

D.Phil., Linguistics, July 1997

  • Dissertation: “A Diachronically-Motivated Segmental Phonology of Mandarin Chinese”
  • Advisor: John S. Coleman

 

M.Phil., Linguistics, January 1993

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