State how mechanical printing surfaced in China

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State how mechanical printing surfaced in China.
Answer:

  • The new readership developed in China which needed a new technology to print.
  • Western printing techniques and mechanical presses were imported in the late 19th century as western powers established their outposts in China.
  • Shanghai became the hub of the new print culture and from hand printing there was now a gradual shift to mechanical printing.