Librarians at University of Pennsylvania are using optical character recognition (OCR) to build a text corpus of Chinese-character documents from the early 20th century. YCW talks to Molly Des Jardin and Brian Vivier about their goals and challenges.
Thomas Mullaney, Associate Professor of Chinese History at Stanford University, tells us how the history of the Chinese typewriter and Mao-era experimentation may impact the way we think about inventions today.
John Pomfret, award-winning journalist and author of new book “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present,” speaks to YCW about how Sino-U.S. relations today stem from a rich history of civilian interaction, and how China may profit from the Trump administration.
Dr Rana Mitter is a Professor in the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St Cross College. He is the author of The Manchurian Myth: Nationalism, Resistance and Collaboration in Modern China (California,