MOCATalks: The Chinese Typewriter and a Chinatown Family with R. John Williams

    When:
    January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    2019-01-10T18:30:00-05:00
    2019-01-10T19:30:00-05:00
    Where:
    215 Centre St
    New York, NY 10013
    USA

    At the Museum of Chinese in America

    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.

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