Woodblocks Wei Lizhong used to make a duplicate of the Diamond Sutra, the world’s oldest dated printed book. Photo: Courtesy of Wei Lizhong

‘When the Chinese invented printing, Westerners were using parchment’: woodblock printer celebrates power of an enduring art form

In the digital age of instant everything, Wei Lizhong is dedicated to keeping alive an art form whose practitioners can take years to produce a single print. An exhibition of his work opens in Beijing this week

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Woodblocks Wei Lizhong used to make a duplicate of the Diamond Sutra, the world’s oldest dated printed book. Photo: Courtesy of Wei Lizhong
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