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Chinese textual culture: the invention of paper

Chinese textual culture: the invention of paper

Let’s take a look at books in ancient China. Before the invention of paper, books were made by stringing together bamboo slips.

Periods of Chinese history that appear in the video:

The asterisk (*) in the English subtitles indicates the name of a historical period. Please refer to the following list of Chinese period names as well as to Step1.3 “East Asian History at a Glance”.

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