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Thomas Mullaney – The Search for Mod China: How Chinese Computing Hacked Modernity

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Speaker: Thomas Mullaney, Professor of History, Stanford University During the global rise of consumer PCs in the 1980s, no Western-manufactured computer, printer, monitor, operating system, or software could handle Chinese character input or output. Not “out of the box,” at least. The “Sinicization” of personal computing depended upon a messy, decentralized, and often brilliant series Read More »

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Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies