Collection Descriptive Notes:
Class instructor, Mr. C.C. Chao, revised and re-recorded these lessons for his elementary Chinese class. (As in the case of the version recorded c. 1971, these are based on the textbook Mandarin Primer by Prof. Yuen Rao Chao (Harvard University Press, 1948).
Collection Technical Notes:
Tapes are the DATs with the final (edited) versions of the lessons that Chao approved and used in his classes. (The original studio recordings and various intermediate-stage edited versions have not been retained.) WAVE files are converted to MP3s.