By Christopher A. Reed

Hoping on records formerly unavailable to either Western and chinese language researchers, this background demonstrates how Western expertise and evolving conventional values led to the beginning of a different type of print capitalism that might have a far-reaching and irreversible impression on chinese language tradition. within the mid-1910s, what historians name the "Golden Age of chinese language Capitalism" started, followed via a technological transformation that integrated the drastic enlargement of China's "Gutenberg revolution." this can be a very important reevaluation of chinese language modernity that refutes perspectives that China's technological improvement was once slowed via tradition or that chinese language modernity was once mere cultural continuity.

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