News Clickers Historic print site preserved
The former site of an historic printing factory received protected status from the Jing’an District government this month.
The site was purchased in 1923 by The Commercial Press, China’s first modern publishing house, to build its fifth printing factory. The other four factories were reduced to rubble during the Japanese invasion of the city during World War II, and only the No. 5 factory site remains.
Restoration work on the building started in 2015, turning it into what is now a museum.
Through October 31, the building is hosting a special exhibition showcasing the history of The Commercial Press, with machinery, books, photos and videos of its historic past.
The museum is open from 9:30am to 4:00pm every day except Monday. There is no admission charge.