第九课

中文出版市场

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to

  • Recognize common words used in newspapers.
  • Use 以 ......为主 (Centered around)

Lesson Overview

This lesson introduces the Chinese publishing market.


Chinese publishing market has a great potential to expand and grow, not only to meet the needs of readers in China, but also the growing needs of overseas readers of Chinese language. In this lesson, we will explain the general situation of this unique market.


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The Invention of Paper

When we talk about publishing, it is worthwhile to mention two great inventions by ancient Chinese. One is the invention of paper, the other one is printing.


About 1900 years ago, there was a Chinese scholar named Ts'ai Lun (蔡伦) who created paper. He got his idea by watching a wasp making its nest. By mixing a paste of bamboo and water and then laying it out flat to dry, it became a sheet of paper. Later, he used worn fabrics, wood, and used nets to make paper. This technique of making paper slowly spread to the Arabs and then to the Europeans.

The Invention of Printing Technology

Even before 3,000 BCE, people were printing words, however back then, they used clay. The more sophisticated use of word block printing originated in China. Woodblock printing is a technique for printing text, images, or patterns using large blocks of wood. It was originally used to print on fabric and later on paper. The earliest woodblock printed fragments to survive are from China. The fragments are pieces of silk printed with flowers in three colors from the Han dynasty, around 220 CE.


By the 1300's Europeans commonly used the same method of block printing on fabric. When paper became readily available in the 1400's, printing on paper became common. It is interesting to note that the movable type system was also first created in China about 1040 but was not widely used until the 1450s.


There is a video in this lesson. This video discusses the publishing market in China in general. Notice how it ranks third in the world.


Take some time to go through this lesson and plan your own study.

Assignment Deadlines

Time Period: December 7th -- December 18th


Assignment 1: Due on December 18

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Please record your own voice and submit the file


Quiz: Due on December 20th

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LinguaFolio Notebook: Due on December 31st

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Pacing Guide

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LATE ASSIGNMENT POLICIES

Within a week -- 80% of the points at most


Beyond a week -- 70% of the points at most

Make up works are always accepted



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