The Significance of East Asia Typography in World History
Abstract The historical value of East Asia typography has not been fully noticed by the catalogue of intangible cultural heritage and some world history books written by western scholars. This paper pointed out that typography which was born in China played a very important role in ancient East Asia civilization, and the East Asia papermaking technology typography had a decisive influence upon European printing. This paper also thought that the unpopularity of Chinese typography may be relevant to social requirements. The conclusion is typography in East Asia, especially in China, made a positive contribution to the world civilization.
Keywords Typography. World history. Communications of Chinese and foreign culture.