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1.The Press in Traditional China

The first printed newspaper in history appeared during the Northern Song dynasty. It bore the title Di Bao (Court Report), and was the official organ of the Song administration. It served to inform officia…

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Klaschka, Siegfried, “Press”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 09 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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