The Chinese Typewriter

Author: Thomas S. Mullaney
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262036368
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This book is about those encounters -- in particular thousands of Chinese characters versus the typewriter and its QWERTY keyboard.

Programmed Inequality

Author: Marie Hicks
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262035545
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How Britain lost its early dominance in computing by systematically discriminating against its most qualified workers: women.

Coming To Terms With The Nation

Author: Thomas Mullaney
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520947630
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This controversial new book recounts the history of the most sweeping attempt to sort and categorize the nation's enormous population: the 1954 Ethnic Classification project (minzu shibie).

The Age Of Irreverence

Author: Christopher Rea
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520959590
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The Age of Irreverence tells the story of why China’s entry into the modern age was not just traumatic, but uproarious.

Reckoning With Matter

Author: Matthew L. Jones
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022641163X
Size: 74.15 MB
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In Reckoning with Matter, Matthew L. Jones draws on the remarkably extensive and well-preserved records of the quest to explore the concrete processes involved in imagining, elaborating, testing, and building calculating machines.

Philosophers Sufis And Caliphs

Author: Ali Humayun Akhtar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107182018
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This book investigates the relationship between government and religion in Middle Eastern history from Morocco to Egypt and Iraq.

Hello Avatar

Author: Beth Coleman
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262015714
Size: 75.44 MB
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In this book, the author examines a crucial aspect of our cultural shift from analog to digital: the continuum between online and off-, what she calls the "x-reality" that crosses between the virtual and the real.


Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262533287
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This edition of Frankenstein pairs the original 1818 version of the manuscript -- meticulously line-edited and amended by Charles E. Robinson, one of the world's preeminent authorities on the text -- with annotations and essays by leading ...