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The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850Connections and Comparisons$
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Joseph P. McDermott and Peter Burke

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9789888208081

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.001.0001

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Bibliography, Population, and Statistics

Bibliography, Population, and Statistics

A View from the West

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(p.65) 2 Bibliography, Population, and Statistics
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The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850
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David McKitterick

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.003.0002

McKitterick identifies the pitfalls encountered by historians of the Western book in classifying, counting, and identifying the materials they use in their research and thereby offers clear advice for East Asian bibliographers on European practices to avoid as well as to follow. McDermott identifies a distinctive feature of Chinese and Japanese book production, private non-commercial publishing, and shows how its popularity in East Asia complicates efforts to transfer to its book history the conventional Western historical narratives that identify the rise of printing with the rise of capitalism and the linkage of market expansion with the public expression of private opinion on public matters.

Keywords:   Europe, Asia, Eurasia, Book history, Book culture, Book Printing, Technology, Publishing, Book distribution, Book consumption

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