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Jikji (the abbreviated title of a Korean Buddhist document, whose title can be translated to "Anthology of Great Buddhist Priests’ Zen Teachings") is the first known book, printed during the Goryeo Dynasty in 1377, with movable metal type. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.

Jikji (the abbreviated title of a Korean Buddhist document, whose title can be translated to "Anthology of Great Buddhist Priests’ Zen Teachings") is the first known book, printed during the Goryeo Dynasty in 1377, with movable metal type. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.

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  1. graygendercosima reblogged this from lostintrafficlights and added:
    This should be returned to Korea. And also, Gutenberg was NOT THE FIRST TO INVENT MOVABLE METAL TYPE. This was about...
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    Oh and we want it back.
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    Jikji, a Korean Buddhist document whose title can be translated as ‘Anthology of Great Buddhist Priests’ Zen Teachings’,...
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    /tjayaa: This post sent me on a 3am Wikipedia-binge on languages that used to/still use Chinese characters.
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