The Chinese Typewriter: A History, by Thomas S. Mullaney

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The Chinese Typewriter: A History, by Thomas S. Mullaney

Postby Speakeasy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:11 pm

The Chinese Typewriter: A History, by Thomas S. Mullaney

Some members might be familiar with “Books”, a French-language monthly journal which specializes in reviews of foreign language books. Most of the reviews are translated reprints from other sources. Whilst reading the latest issue, I came upon a review that had previously appeared in the "London Review of Books" of Thomas S. Mullaney’s recent book “The Chinese Typewriter: A History” which tells the story not only of the titled subject, but of Asian scripts versus Occidental scripts, of the influence of technology on spelling reforms, and the like. I immediately ordered a copy of the book! While I have not yet received it, based on the London Review of Books reviewer’s comments, I felt obliged to bring it to the attention of the members of this forum.
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The Chinese Typewriter: A History – Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/Chinese-Typewrit ... typewriter

London Review of Books
https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n05/jamie-fis ... handed-kid

An image that appeared in the “Books” review: Chinese typewriter (late 1800’s)
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Re: The Chinese Typewriter: A History, by Thomas S. Mullaney

Postby DaisyMaisy » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:52 am

Thanks for posting! This looks interesting.
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