The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing

Woodblock Print, Part 7

Woodblock Print, Part 7, originally uploaded by dailyartmasomenos.

Hello, I’m Carmen Chan. After graduating from UBC four years ago, I packed my bags and flew to China to begin my career as a teacher. I taught in China for four years and is currently teaching in Cairo, Egypt.

One of China’s four greatest inventions is the invention of woodblock printing. The photo above is a modern version of a woodblock print which originated in China. The Chinese woodblock was used for printing on fabric first then later on paper. I selected this image because this invention started China’s print culture. Since then communication and interaction has never been the same.

I look forward to learning more about how text technologies such as the woodblock printing transformed reading and writing.


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