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Started by Mechanic, April 16, 2015, 01:22:38 AM

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QuoteThe world's first known movable type system for printing was made of ceramic materials and created in China around A.D 1040 by Bi Sheng (990–1051) during the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127).[1] When this technology spread to Korea during the Goryeo Dynasty in 1234, they made the metal movable-type system for printing.

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George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA


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Bi Sheng was featured on a 5 Yuan coin issued by Peoples Republic of China in 1988







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Pi Sheng also appears on a 1 Crown commemorative coin issued by Isle of Man in 1995







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Issued on 12 October 1999 in a mini-sheet  'Science and Technology in Ancient China'    (Liberia)




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Issued on 18 August 2005 in a series 'Four Great Inventions of Ancient China' - Printing      (Hong Kong)
Bi Sheng is shown along with his type wheels and clay type



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