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Of Three Mountains Street

Lucille Chia

in Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780520231269
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927797 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520231269.003.0003
Of Three Mountains Street

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This chapter presents some findings and speculations on commercial publishing in Nanjing, China during the Ming Dynasty. It highlights the importance of Sanshan Street to the city's book trade and describes some publishers whose type and quantity of output make it difficult to determine whether they were commercial or private enterprises. The chapter also speculates on the changes over time and the regional differences and similarities in commercial publishing in Ming China.

Keywords: commercial publishing; Nanjing; China; Ming Dynasty; Sanshan Street; book trade

Chapter.  18038 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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