A Chinese scribe. Photo: Getty Images
A Chinese scribe. Photo: Getty Images
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

A brief history of books in China, from oracle bones to scrolls and string-bound texts

  • Scrolls were the main repository of written texts in China for centuries
  • Printing appeared in the Tang dynasty, but didn’t become common until later

A Chinese scribe. Photo: Getty Images
A Chinese scribe. Photo: Getty Images
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