Inventions and Science: Movable Type | The Story of China

Inventions and Science: Movable Type | The Story of China
Inventions and Science: Movable Type | The Story of China
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Learn about the early practices of printing in China during the Tang and Song dynasties with this clip from The Story of China. Books were primarily published with woodblocks, with entire pages carved into separate pieces of wood. The Chinese first invented movable type during the Song Dynasty, but the complexity of the Chinese language made it cumbersome and not cost efficient. However, publishers continued to use woodblocks.

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