Bo An is a PhD Candidate in East Asian and Media Studies at Yale University. His research interests include history of technology, STS, and modern Chinese history and politics. His current research focuses on computing, information, telecommunication, and automation in China and the US from the early 20th century to the present. He also studies critical theory, political economy, and intellectual history. With regard to China studies, he is deeply interested in the questions of labor, governance, equality, and education.

Projects

Modelled Modernity: A Critical History of Computing in the People's Republic of China

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

The Hall and the Typewriter: Ma Dayou and Modern Chinese Acoustic Phonetics

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Lu Xun’s Deep Time: Modern Geology and Critical Consciousness in Chinese Modernity

Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Denver

From Mnemonics to Pseudo-Universals: Philology, Sinology, and Machine Translation (1938-1962)

History of Science Society, Toronto