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During the time of the Late Tang dynasty, Feng Tao, the prime minister, ordered the block printing of the Five Classics. From then on, important public works within China were block printed for distribution to the elite. Bi Sheng would later invent the movable type, which would lead to a revolution in printing. According to The Invention […]

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China: Pioneers of Technology

Posted by: | September 15, 2010 | No Comment |

The Chinese inventions of paper and the printing press are often overlooked by the Western World. However, China was the first country to improve on the paper making process and created the first moveable type printing press, without which journalism would not have evolved to where it is today. Stephens cites A.D. 105 as the […]

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