明代建陽的書戶與書坊 (Jianyang Shuhu and Print Workshops in the Ming Dynasty)
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Abstract建陽是明代最重要的刻書中心,建陽書坊刻書逐利的商業性質為人所熟知,刻書業發展的制度背景卻多為學者忽略。本文結合方志,明刊本序言、刊記等材料,將印刷書的生產放回明代歷史情境中,指出建陽書坊自明初就承擔著為官府刻書的徭役,明中後期幾位重要的書坊主,實際上也是當地承擔徭役的「書戶」。這一制度背景是理解明代印刷書普及和商業書坊繁榮發展的關鍵。

Jianyang was one of the most important centres for woodblock-printed books in the Ming dynasty. The print workshops (shufang 書坊) in Jianyang were well known for their contribution in commercial publishing, while their institutional origin in the Ming household registration system has remained relatively obscure. This paper unveils the dual role of woodblock printers in Jianyang: serving the government as corvée labour and serving the market as book publishers. In the early Ming, these woodblock printers were assigned as shuhu書戶 (book household), to undertake the massive reprinting and distribution of official publications for the government. This background and its development had a fundamental influence on the commercial boom of woodblock-printed books in the Ming dynasty.
Acceptance Date21/11/2016
All Author(s) ListLi Zigui
Journal name中國文化研究所學報 / Journal of Chinese Studies
Year2018
Month1
Volume Number66
Publisher香港中文大學中國文化研究所
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Pages23 - 47
LanguagesChinese-Traditional
Keywords明代出版史,建陽書坊,書戶

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