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So, Gutenberg Didn’t Actually Invent Printing As We Know It

LitHub – On the Unsung Chinese and Korean History of Movable Type – “The universal acclaim is, in fact, not so universal—and Gutenberg himself is a, but not the, source of printing. Rather, key innovations in what would become revolutionary printing technology began in east Asia, with work done by Chinese nobles, Korean Buddhists, and the descendants of Genghis Khan—and, in a truth Davis acknowledges briefly, their work began several centuries before Johannes Gutenberg was even born…The innovation that Johannes Gutenberg is said to have created was small metal pieces with raised backwards letters, arranged in a frame, coated with ink, and pressed to a piece of paper, which allowed books to be printed more quickly. Buta  civil minister named Choe Yun-ui did that—and he did it 150 years before Gutenberg was even born…”

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