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1. Historical Official Catalogs and Classifications

From earliest times, bibliography has been a well-cultivated field in China. Handed down on scrolls until about 1000 CE, there has been a continuously growing number of books of all kinds since the invention of printing (printing and publishing). The main centers of book production were Fujian…

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Fuchs, Walter and Walravens, Hartmut, “Bibliography”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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