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Movable type printing

Movable type printing

First introduced from Korea, movable type printing spread from Kyoto to other parts of Japan.

Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun in the Edo period, played a major role in the history of printing and publishing. Watch Prof. Sumiyoshi overview the development of movable type printing.

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Books introduced in the video

  1. Kongzi Jiayu (J. Kōshi kego, The School Sayings of Confucius), 3rd century
  2. Zhenguan zhengyao (J. Jōgan seiyō, Essentials of Politics from the Zhenguan era), the Tang-period
  3. The San Lue (J. Sanryaku, Three Strategies [full title: Three Strategies of Huang Shigong], Han dynasty).
  4. The Tales of Ise (J. Ise monogatari, 10th c.)
  5. Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness, 1332)
  6. Guwen zhenbao (J. Kobun shinpō, True Treasures of Old Literature).
  7. Honchō monzui, The Literary Essence of Our Country, 1629
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  8. Zōzoku kaitsū inpu gungyoku
  9. Qunshu zhiyao (J. Gunsho chiyō, Collected Writings on Important Matters of Government), 1616
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