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The Chinese Typewriter: The Design and Science of East Asian Information Technology

Shuangge Typewriter Manual, Cover

During the 19th and 20th centuries, groundbreaking information technologies like the telegraph, the typewriter, and the computer changed the world. All of these technologies were designed with the alphabet in mind, however, leaving open the question: what about China, Japan, and Korea? In this exhibition, the history of modern East Asian information technology is explored through artifacts from the personal collection of Professor Thomas S. Mullaney (History) and the Stanford East Asia Library. Opening Reception and Guest Lectures by Jidong Yang (EAL) and Thomas S. Mullaney (History) on Wednesday, January 20 at 5pm.

The exhibition is open from January 20, 2016 to September 10, 2016.

Location: Lathrop East Asia Library - Map Link

Audience: General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members

Sponsor: Stanford University Libraries, History Department, Program in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Center for East Asian Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures