Study on Causes of Disappearance of Wax Printing Technique in the Central Plains Area during Song Dynasty
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- Wax Printing, Disappearance, Song Dynasty, the Central Plains Area.
The aim of this paper is to analyze the sudden disappearance of the wax printing technique in the Central Plains area during Song dynasty. We analyzed historical literatures, textile archaeology, and various other methods to summarize the main reasons leading to the disappearance of the wax printing from three aspects: political, economic, and technical factors. Political factors are reflected in the promulgation and implementation of dyeing injunction in the Song Dynasty; the government did not support this technique in folklore for the process wasted a lot of resources. Economic factors are reflected in the difficulty to obtain a large number of beeswax, the raw material for wax printing, because of the reduced territory in Song Dynasty. Technical factors are reflected in the generation and widespread of the new alkaline printing process, which accelerated the demise of wax printing.
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TY - CONF AU - Bin Li AU - Hong-Guang Ye AU - An-Ding Liu AU - Xiao-Jing Fang PY - 2017/09 DA - 2017/09 TI - Study on Causes of Disappearance of Wax Printing Technique in the Central Plains Area during Song Dynasty BT - Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development PB - Atlantis Press SP - 461 EP - 465 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/sschd-17.2017.88 DO - 10.2991/sschd-17.2017.88 ID - Li2017/09 ER -