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Print Culture & Modern World

The First Printed BooksThe earliest print technology was developed in China, Japan and Korea. From 594 AD onwards, books were printed in China by rubbing paper against the inked surface of woodblocks. The traditional Chinese ‘Accordion Book’ was folded and stitched at the side because both sides of the thin, porous sheet could not be printed.For a very long time, the imperial state of China was the major producer of printed material. The Chinese bureaucratic system

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