Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 1, Paper and Printing by Joseph Needham
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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 1, Paper and Printing
By Joseph Needham

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 1, Paper and Printing

Paper and Printing Pt.1

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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 1, Paper and Printing by Joseph Needham

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Part one of the fifth volume of Joseph Needham's great enterprise is written by one of the project's collaborators. Professor Tsien Tsuen-Hsuin, working in regular consultation with Dr Needham, has written the most comprehensive account of every aspect of paper and printing in China to be published in the West. From a close study of the vast mass of source material, Professor Tsien brings order and illumination to an area of technology which has been of profound importance in the spread of civilisation. The main body of the book is a detailed study of the invention, technology and aesthetic development of printing in China. From the growth and ultimate refinements of early woodcut printing to the spread of printing from movable type and the development of book-binding, Professor Tsien carries the story forward to the beginning of the nineteenth century when 'more printed pages existed in Chinese than in all other languages put together'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521086905
ISBN-10: 0521086906
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 189mm x 40mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jul-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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