Interview with Tom Mullaney

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Tom Mullaney on the History of Science and Technology in Asia

Galen Poor and Aijie Shi interview Tom Mullaney, Professor of Chinese History at Stanford University. He discusses how thinking about technology changes how we understand Asian and global history. Learn about grand narratives in the history of science, the importance of studying low-impact inventions, and how systems of knowledge, practice and politics are embodied in everyday technologies.

Tom Mullaney is Professor of Chinese History at Stanford University. Check out his book, The Chinese Typewriter: A History, and Coming to Terms with the Nation: Ethnic Classification in Modern China, both of which are discussed in this interview.

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