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Publishing and Printing -- China -- History

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of Chinese printing, publishing, and literacy.


Six Superlative Sources

· Brokaw, Cynthia, and Kai-Wing Chow. Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China. University of California Press, 2005.

· Chia, Lucille. Printing for Profit: The Commercial Publishers of Jianyang, Fujian (11th to 17th Centuries). Harvard University Asia Center, 2002.

· Hegel, Robert E. Reading Illustrated Fiction in Late Imperial China. Stanford University Press, 1998.

· Publishing and Print Culture in Late Imperial China, Special Issue of Late Imperial China 17:1 (June 1996): 1-200. This issue contains four articles on publishing in the period from circa 1000 CE to the last of the 19th century, with a brief introduction by Roger Chartier.

· Reed, Christopher A. Gutenberg in Shanghai: Chinese Print Capitalism, 1876-1937. UBC Press, 2004, and University of Hawaii Press, 2004.

· Tsien, Tsuen-Hsuin. Paper and Printing, vol. 5:1 of Chemistry and Chemical Technology. In Joseph Needham, ed. Science and Civilisation in China. Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Other Excellent Sources

· Alford, William P. To Steal a Book Is an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization. Stanford University Press, 1995.

· Bailey, Paul J. Reform the People: Changing Attitudes towards Popular Education in Early Twentieth-Century China. Edinburgh University Press, 1990.

· Carter, Thomas Francis. The Invention of Printing in China and Its Spread Westward. Revised by L. Carrington Goodrich. Ronald Press, 1955. Originally published in 1925.

· Chow, Kai-Wing. Publishing, Culture, and Power in Early Modern China. Stanford University Press, 2004.

· Clunas, Craig. Superfluous Things: Material Culture and Social Status in Early Modern China. University of Illinois Press, 1991.

· Dolezelova-Velingerova, Milena, ed. The Chinese Novel at the Turn of the Century. University of Toronto Press, 1980.

· Drege, Jean-Pierre. La Commercial Press de Shanghai, 1897-1949. Memoire de l'Institut des Hautes Etudes Chinoises, 1978.

· Drege, Jean-Pierre, and Hua Chang-Ming. La Revolution du Livre dans la Chine Moderne: Wang Yun-wu, editeur. Publications Orientalistes de France, 1979.

· Fan, Muhan. Zhongguo Yinshua Jindaishi Chugao. Yinshua Gongye Chubanshe, 1995.

· Flath, James A. The Cult of Happiness: Nianhua, Art, and History in Rural North China. UBC Press, 2004.

· Ip, Man-Ying. The Life and Times of Zhang Yuanji, 1867-1959. Commercial Press, 1985.

· Ji, Shaofu. Zhongguo Chuban Jianshi. Xuelin Chubanshe, 1991.

· Keulemans, Paize. "Printing Storyteller's Performance: Publishing Martial-Arts Fiction for an Expanding Middlebrow Audience in the Late Nineteenth Century." Twentieth-Century China 29:2 (April 2004).

· Laing, Ellen Johnston. Art and Aesthetics in Chinese Popular Prints: Selections from the Muban Foundation Collection. Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, 2002.

· Lee, Leo Ou-Fan, and Andrew J. Nathan. "The Beginnings of Mass Culture: Journalism and Fiction in the Late Ch'ing and Beyond." In David G. Johnson, Andrew J. Nathan, and Evelyn S. Rawski, eds. Popular Culture in Late Imperial China. University of California Press, 1987.

· Link, Perry. Mandarin Ducks and Butterflies: Popular Fiction in Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Cities. University of California Press, 1981.

· Peterson, Glen. The Power of Words: Literacy and Revolution in South China, 1949-95. UBC Press, 1997.

· Rawski, Evelyn S. Education and Popular Literacy in Ch'ing China. University of Michigan Press, 1979.

· Su, Jing. Malixun yu Zhongwen Yinshua Chuban. Taiwan Hsueh-Sheng Shu-Chu, 2000.

· Tomasko, Nancy Norton, ed. East Asian Library Journal. East Asian Library and the Gest Collection, Princeton University.

· Twitchett, Denis. Printing and Publishing in Medieval China. Wynkyn de Worde Society, 1983.

· Wang, Ziye. Dangdai Zhongguo de Chuban Shiye. 4 volumes. Dangdai Zhongguo Chubanshe, 1993.

· Widmer, Ellen. "The Huanduzhai of Hangzhou and Suzhou: A Study in Seventeenth-Century Publishing." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 36 (1996): 77-122.

· Woodside, Alexander. "Real and Imagined Continuities in the Chinese Struggle for Literacy." In Ruth Hayhoe, ed. Education and Modernization, The Chinese Experience. Pergamon Press, 1992.

· Wu, K.T. "The Chinese Book: Its Evolution and Development." T'ien Hsia Monthly (Shanghai) 3 (1936): 25-33, 137-60.

· Wu, K.T. "The Development of Typography in China during the Nineteenth Century." Library Quarterly 22, 3 (1952): 288-301.

· Wu, K.T. "Ming Printing and Printers." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 7 (1943): 203-60.

· Zeitlin, Judith T., and Lydia H. Liu, eds. Writing and Materiality in China: Essays in Honor of Patrick Hanan. Harvard University Asia Center, 2003.

· Zhang, Xiumin. Zhongguo Yinshua Shi. Shanghai Renmin Chubanshe, 1986.

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