ISSN 1002-1027  CN 11-2952/G2

Journal of Academic Libraries ›› 2014, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (6): 103-112.

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On the Library's Preservation of Woodblock in the Period of the Republic of China

Hongquan Liu   

  • Received:2014-09-05 Online:2014-11-10 Published:2015-11-26


Woodblock is the most important material evidence of Chinese woodblock engraving printing. The library's preservation of woodblock during the period of the Republic of China is an outstanding contribution for the inheritance of Chinese woodblock printing and helps to declare the success in the world intangible cultural heritage of mankind. Therefore, the research concerning the library's protection of woodblock during the period of the Republic of China is of great theoretical and practical significance. This paper systematically introduces the library's protection, collection, storage and cultural contributions towards woodblock, as well as the woodblock's amount, types and so on. It also provides a reference for the contemporary woodblock protection and the promotion of the cultural heritage and fills the blank of engraving printing history and the library history in the field of woodblock protection during the period of the Republic of China.