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A landmark in its field -- and the only book of its kind available in English -- this classic study comprehensively traces the development of Chinese writing from the earliest inscriptions to the advent of printing, organizing its history with significant attention to the tools used for these acts. For this revised edition, Tsien adds material treating the many major docum ...more
Hardcover, 234 pages
Published January 15th 2003 by University of Chicago Press (first published 1962)
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Tsien Tsuen-hsuin, also known as T.H. Tsien, was a Chinese sinologist and librarian who served as a professor of Chinese Literature and Library Science at the University of Chicago, and was also curator of its East Asian Library from 1949 to 1978. He is known for studies of the history of the Chinese book, Chinese bibliography, paleography, and science and technology, especially the history of pap ...more
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