"They have had the Art of Printing, as well as the Chinese"
Printing Press
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The Chinese developed the concept of printing as early as 200AD, more than 12 centuries before it was invented in Europe. By 1050 they had invented movable type, and by 1313 a font in the 60,000 Chinese characters had been carved into wooden blocks. In Korea, even more elaborate fonts of bronze were prepared.