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Chinese traditional handmade papers, due to their numerous names, have been misunderstood by the public about raw materials for a long time. This manuscript aims to introduce the raw materials of traditional Chinese handmade paper in a botanical aspect in chronological order. Chinese handmade paper’s raw materials are divided into two groups, bast fiber and grass fiber. Bast fiber paper includes ramie-made rag paper, mulberry and paper mulberry paper, Thymelaeaceae paper, and vine paper. Stalk and grass fiber paper includes bamboo paper, grass paper, and stalk paper.


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Raw Materials of Chinese Traditional Handmade paper

Show Author's information Cheuk Kei Chan1Xiaohui Yi2( )
School of History, University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, 100102, China
National Library of China, Beijing, 100081, China

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Chinese traditional handmade papers, due to their numerous names, have been misunderstood by the public about raw materials for a long time. This manuscript aims to introduce the raw materials of traditional Chinese handmade paper in a botanical aspect in chronological order. Chinese handmade paper’s raw materials are divided into two groups, bast fiber and grass fiber. Bast fiber paper includes ramie-made rag paper, mulberry and paper mulberry paper, Thymelaeaceae paper, and vine paper. Stalk and grass fiber paper includes bamboo paper, grass paper, and stalk paper.

Keywords: handmade paper, bamboo paper, raw materials, bast fiber paper

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Received: 01 June 2023
Accepted: 15 June 2023
Published: 25 July 2023
Issue date: July 2023

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© 2023 Published by Paper and Biomaterials Editorial Board.

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Grateful thanks to my tutor, Mr. Yi Xiaohui (National Library of China) who guided and helped me a lot on researching and writing this thesis. And also Miss Liu Yuhui (ICOM-CC Working Group Graphic Documents) who hosted the conference in October 2022, giving me the opportunity to present the same topic of this thesis.

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