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Title: 明代杭州地区的书籍刊印活动 = Printing and Publishing Activities in Ming Hangzhou
Authors: 祁晨越
QI CHENYUE
Keywords: Block Printing, Hangzhou, Jiangnan, Ming History, Publishing Activity, Chinese Book History
Issue Date: 20-Sep-2010
Source: 祁晨越,QI CHENYUE (2010-09-20). 明代杭州地区的书籍刊印活动 = Printing and Publishing Activities in Ming Hangzhou. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In Hangzhou, one of the most important printing and publishing centers in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), local official and private printers produced several hundred books in a wide range. This thesis is a comprehensive study of the printing and publishing activities in Ming Hangzhou. It argues that the Hangzhou printing industry was strongly influenced by its political role, culture and geographic location. The unified book market of Jiangnan-Minbei formed in late Ming offered Hangzhou printers opportunities to cooperate with authors, editors, block carvers and publishers from other printing centers such as Suzhou, Nanjing and Jianyang. On the other hand, it also brought in severe competition pushing Hangzhou printers to produce publication characterized by local color regionalism. This thesis includes seven parts: introduction, five-chaptered main body and conclusion. The introduction discusses the methodology, significance, purpose and scope of the study. The development of Hangzhou printing from Tang to Yuan Dynasties (618-1368) was traced as well. Chapter One is an analysis of the impact factors to Ming Hangzhou printing and a detailed examination of its imprints. Chapter Two discusses the topical preference of different printers. Chapter Three has two sections. Section One focuses on the cooperation of compilation between Hangzhou and other printing centers. Section Two surveys the shift of dominating printers from local governments to commercial printing houses during the second half of the Ming era. Chapter Four investigates the origin, treatment, organization of Hangzhou block carvers and their contribution to illustrated publication. The last chapter discusses the marketing strategies and modes of circulation of Hangzhou imprints.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/22642
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