Dr. Yuen Ren Chao 趙元任

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Yuen Ren Chao

Chinese: 趙元任
Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Tianjin, Tianjin, China
Death: February 25, 1982 (90)
Massachusetts, United States
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Son of Heng-nien Chao and 馮萊蓀
Husband of Buwei Yang Chao 楊步偉
Father of Rulan Chao Pian 卞趙如蘭; <private> Chao; <private> Namioka (Chao) and <private> Chiu (Chao)
Half brother of Yuen Ren Chao

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About Dr. Yuen Ren Chao 趙元任

Chao Yuen-ren, known as Y. R. Chao, internationally known linguist. Originally concentrating on phonology, he made the first detailed recordings of major dialect areas in China, establishing the research framework for such studies. In the United States, his work covered a wide range of linguistic topics, including the application of modern linguistic methods to Chinese language teaching; he prepared the Mandarin Primer and the Cantonese Primer. Chao also translated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland into Chinese.

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Dr. Yuen Ren Chao 趙元任's Timeline

Tianjin, Tianjin, China
April 19, 1922
Age 30
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
February 25, 1982
Age 90
Massachusetts, United States