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1600 BCE - 1046 BCE: Writing develops in China during the Shang Dynasty.
 
1600 BCE - 1000 BCE: Jiaguwen Script develops in China.
 
1000 BCE - 700 BCE: Dazhuan Script develops in China.
 
700 BCE: Xiaozhuan Script develops in China.
 
500 BCE: Lishu "Clerky Script" develops in China.
 
 
 
 
 
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