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The World's earlist printed book: The Diamond Sutra - AD868
The British Library

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Story of Mulan , Song Dynasty

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Salt mining in Sichuan Province
Tiangong Kaiwu , By Song YingXing (1587-1661) Ming Dynasty

Page on Tiankong Kaiwu

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Book of Spring Fall, Qianlong, Qing Dynasty

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From 1603 edition of Bencao Ganmu, Qing Dynasty

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[] Dated Year 33, Qianlong [Chien-lung]Qing Dynasty (1695)
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Qinding gujin tushu jicheng

100 million words, 80,000 pages printed in copper movable type in 1726

Just one page of this monumental work!

[] Kangxi Qing Dynasty (1726)
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Illustration of composing shop using movable type to set type for printing of a book.

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Old print workshop (printing Budhist scrpture) from The Exalted Gentleman's Book of Rewards and Punishment, 1881.

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An Illustration from the drama The Western Chamber, scene with a screen;carved by Hsiang Nan-chou, based on a model by Cheng Hung-shou; first half of the 17-century. Reprinted from A Selection of Chinese Graphic Art, by Cheng Chen-tu, Beijing, 1958.
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An illustration showing the process of collecting sea salt, a sheet from The Great Plant Compendium,dating from the Sung Dynasty. Reprinted from A Selection of Chinese Graphic Art by Cheng Chen-to, Beijing, 1958.
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A page from Annotated Poetry of Du Fu
Published by the Imperial Commissioner for Kwangtung. Pao-ching 1 (1225), Sung Dynasty. Palace Museum, Taipei
Each leaf has 9 columns with 16 characters per line. H 21.1 cm. W 16.6 cm. On the spine the number of characters and the name of the carver are given.
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Nine Chapter of Mathematical Art

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