MOCATalks: The Chinese Typewriter and a Chinatown Family with R. John Williams
Thursday, January 10
@ 6:30–7:30 pm
How did a famous Chinese-American novelist and essayist come to be fascinated by the possibility of creating a Chinese typewriter? Is such a machine even realistic? Did it work? How did the Lin Yutang typewriter affect ideas about his Chinese culture and writing? R. John Williams joins us to address all these questions, and offers some thoughts on how new technologies offer to bridge cultures, as well as set up boundaries between them.