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Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China$
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Cynthia Brokaw

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520231269

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520231269.001.0001

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Of Three Mountains Street

Of Three Mountains Street

The Commercial Publishers of Ming Nanjing

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(p.106) (p.107) Three Of Three Mountains Street
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Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China
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Lucille Chia

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520231269.003.0003

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

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