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    In early 13th century in Korea, about 200 years earlier than the invention of Gutenberg Bible, the complete set of a Buddhist canon (Tripitaka Ko… Read More
    In early 13th century in Korea, about 200 years earlier than the invention of Gutenberg Bible, the complete set of a Buddhist canon (Tripitaka Koreana) was printed. It is considered as the oldest and the most complete collection of Buddhist texts which reflects the printing technology in the 13th century. The woodblocks used for printing are conserved in the temple Haeinsa, which is registered as a UNESCO world heritage. Despite its significance in the history of typography and printing technology, Haeinsa and the woodblocks are not widely known. This project is a concept exhibition about the Haeinsa at the RISD museum in order to introduce the history of Eastern printing press. Read Less
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