Papermaking and Printing (Zàozhǐ hé yìnshuā 造纸和印刷)


An historical illustration showing the ancient paper-making process.

The Chinese inventions of papermaking and printing, though prompted by politics and religion, were the catalysts for major changes in ancient China, impacting culture, politics, and education. Papermaking and printing created separate communications revolutions in the premodern world, one in Asia and the other in Europe, by permitting the rapid and widespread transmission of information and ideas.

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:13+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Science, Technology, and Medicine, Technology|Comments Off on Papermaking and Printing (Zàozhǐ hé yìnshuā 造纸和印刷)

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