Kaiyuan Za Bao

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Kaiyuan Za Bao
Traditional Chinese 開元雜報
Simplified Chinese

Kaiyuan Za Bao, or Kaiyuan Chao Bao, Bulletin of the Court,[1] was an official publication which first appeared in the 8th century, during the Kaiyuan era. Its main subscribers were imperial officials. Every day the political news and domestic news were collected by the editors, and the writers transcribed it to send to the provinces.[2] It was hand printed on silk, and appeared between 713 and 734.[3]


  1. ^ Wen zong chu ban she, Hongkong. 中國的智慧 =: The wisdom of China : (中英文對照) / 香港文宗出版社編譯, 1953. Digitized from University of Michigan May 17, 2006.
  2. ^ Chunming Li, Wei zhang, "Microfilming and digitization of newspapers in China", given at the 2006 World Library and Information Congress pre-conference
  3. ^ 中华印刷通史

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