Ricardo J Gomes

Professor Ricardo Gomes has been a faculty member in the School of Design (formerly the Design and Industry (DAI) Department) at San Francisco State University for over 27 years. He was the Chair of the DAI Department from 2002-2012.  Prof. Gomes coordinates the Design Center for Global Needs and the Shapira Design Archive Project in the School of Design (DES).

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



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


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


Presentations (Select)



“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.


Translations (Select)



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


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


Articles (Select)



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


“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.




(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.


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



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