Mullaney, Thomas S: THE CHINESE TYPEWRITER. A History. Cambridge, 2018. 481 pp. Many illustrations throughout. Tables, notes, bibliography, index. 29x23 cm. Cloth.
An excellent history of the writing machine for Chinese that all but 'never was.' By way of a brilliantly researched study of the development of typewriting devices in China, Mullaney investigates the foundations of China's 'technolinguistic' future: a real-world global success which, due to alphabetic prejudice, is more or less invisible to us in the West. Moreover, this book has a great deal to offer in terms of a perspective on the history of printing in China and amounts to one of the best practical and theoretical introductions to the Chinese system of writing and its relationship with the language as a whole. Recommended.
Subjects: Printing Language
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 36 in printed List 193.
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