History of China
When was woodblock printing invented?
Asked in Business & Finance
How has woodblock printing impacted your world?
Woodblock printing has impacted the entire world. Because of woodblock printing, it became easier for peasants and the common people to learn how to read. This influenced them because they were able to become more educated. This education led to revolutions which led to freedoms for the people, as well as the invention of other methods of printing for mass production. If not for the woodblock printer, the world may have turned out to be an entirely different place.
Asked in Inventions, Medical Technologies, X-Ray
Which was invented first the X-ray machine or the printing machine?
The printing press was invented in around 593 AD in China, long before the X-ray machine (approx 1896). It should be noted that printing is even older than the invention of the mechanical printing press, for example evidence for woodblock printing dates from 200 AD in China. Please see the related links.
Asked in Chinese Language and Culture
Why is Chinese Woodblock Printing important in the Chinese Society?
Asked in Inventions
What is the difference between woodblock printing press and movable printing press?
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Asked in Wood Crafts, Art History
What is Japanese woodblock?
According to the textbook A History of Western Art, woodblock printing began in China in the 4th century, and Buddhist missionaries brought the technique to Japan in the 6th century. At first it was used for printing words, and it was not until the 16th century that artists began to use woodblock to illistrate text. Originally confined to black and white, color was introduced in woodblock in the 17th century. To make a woodblock, the artist makes a separate block for each color and prints each block seprately. Raised portions differ in each block and correspond to a different color for the final print.