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November 2017

The Chinese Typewriter: A History (Tom Mullaney, Stanford)

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

7 November at 4PM in the McCune Room (6th floor, HSSB) Abstract: Chinese writing is character-based, the one major world script that is neither alphabetic nor syllabic. Over the past two centuries, Chinese script has encountered presumed alphabetic universalism at every turn, whether in the form of Morse Code, Braille, stenography, Linotype, punch cards, word processing, or other systems developed with the Latin alphabet in mind.┬áToday, however, after more than a century of resistance against the alphabetic, not only have…

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