How had the Imperial State in China been the major producer of printed material for a long time? Explain with examples.
Points to remember :
China recruited its civil servants through an exam which needed a lot of printed material, so it was the largest producer for a long time.
Answer to be written in the exam :
- The Imperial State in China was the major producer of printed material for a long time. The huge bureaucratic system in China recruited its personnel through civil service examinations and a vast number of printed material was required for these examinations.
- From the 16 th century, the number of candidates for these examinations increased and Hence, the demand of print increased too.