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9. Printing


Printing yìnshuā 印刷   



This stamp was issued in 2005 in a set of 4 stamps on Chinese inventions. The other stamps show paper making, gunpowder and an early compass. 


The word for printing is made up from two characters. The first means to print and the second means to brush or to paint. The character for 'to print' has not changed very much over time. 


Suggested activities:

  • Make your own paper
  • Using rubber stamps or block printing create a bookmark or card

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