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The Time-space Conversion of Ancient Printing Centers in China from the Eleventh to the Seventeenth Century

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DOI: 10.23977/history.2018.11005 | Downloads: 29 | Views: 3828


Zhi Luo 1


1 Huai’an City Office of local Chronicles,Huai’an,China

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Zhi Luo


During the eleventh and seventeenth century, gradual development of China’s ancient printing industry were made in fields of printing technology, quantity and quality of publications, and market expansion. The author attempts to conduct a macroscopic investigation of the time-space conversion of China’s traditional printing centres during this period of history with adopting the method of comparative analysis of successive time-space sections. By taking a number of time coordinates as specific time-space nodes, and making horizontal and vertical comparisons, we can roughly sort out the important development process of the history of printing and publishing in ancient China.


Printing industry, printing centre , time-space conversion


Zhi, L., The Time-space Conversion of Ancient Printing Centers in China from the Eleventh to the Seventeenth Century. Lecture Notes on History (2018) 1: 17-22.


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