How China learned to communicate with the world

KINGDOM OF CHARACTERS: THE LANGUAGE REVOLUTION THAT MADE CHINA MODERN BY JING TSU (2022) 337 PAGES ★★★★☆

The Chinese-manufactured Double Pigeon typewriter from 1971 became the standard for Chinese typewriters. It featured a moveable tray holding nearly 2,500 interchangeable characters. But this machine was a long time coming, after decades of innovation. Image: Myung J. Chun — Los Angeles Times )

THE CHINESE LANGUAGE REVOLUTION

THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF MAO ZEDONG

A DRIVE FOR UNIVERSAL LITERACY

AN IMPORTANT AND INSPIRING STORY

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Jing Tsu. Image: Corina Gamma — The Scotsman

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Mal Warwick

Mal Warwick

Author, book reviewer, serial entrepreneur, board member