A Concise Illustrated History of Chinese Printing (Hardcover)


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A Concise Illustrated History of Chinese Printing (Hardcover)

Author: Luo Shubao
Order No. 1080
ISBN-13: 9781931907774
ISBN-10: 1931907773
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2011
Language: English
Size: 8.5 x 11
Page: xii, 151
Price: $59.95. You pay only $47.96 (after 20% discount).

Chinese people made many great inventions in history, among which papermaking, printing, gunpowder and the compass have the most far-reaching global impact and are acknowledged as the Four Great Inventions. The invention of printing is China’s greatest contribution to human civilization, which not only accelerates the spread of information and knowledge but also keeps promoting social progress. The art of printing has, therefore, been called the mother of civilization.

A Concise Illustrated History of Chinese Printing offers a comprehensive overview of the origin, development and application of printing in China from ancient times to the last Chinese dynasty that ended in the early twentieth century. The book discusses, in detail and with full color illustrations, the two major printing types in China — block printing and movable-type printing, with emphasis on printing technology and the contents printed. There are also sections on art appreciation of ancient Chinese book editions and book collection.

Luo Shubao was editor-in-chief of China’s Printing Technology magazine, deputy editor-in-chief of the Printing Industry Publishing House, and deputy director of the China Printing Museum. His book-length publications include An Illustrated History of Printing in Ancient China, Light of Printing, Three Thousand Years of Chinese Books, and The History of Book Printing in Ancient China. He has presided over many overseas exhibitions on the history of printing, including the "Printing in Ancient China" exhibition held at the Gutenberg Museum in Germany. He has been frequently invited to identify the relics of ancient Chinese printing by the National Heritage Board of China.

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Weight 3 lbs