Ancient Chinese Inventions

Ancient Chinese Inventions

Paperback Introductions to Chinese Culture

By (author) Yinke Deng

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 162 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 228mm x 14mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521186927
  • ISBN 13: 9780521186926
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 140 colour illus. 1 map
  • Sales rank: 475,068

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China has given birth to numerous scientific and technological inventions, and for many centuries led the world in such innovations. Indeed, some of the most important inventions in the history of human civilization originated in China - not least the compass, gunpowder, paper and printing. Ancient Chinese Inventions provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the many inventions to which China can lay claim, from the aforementioned seminal discoveries to mining technology, the production of silk and ceramics, and brilliant advances in astronomy, mathematics and medicine.

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Author information

Yinke Deng, a graduate of Peking University, is a writer, editor and member of the Chinese Writers' Association. He has published numerous works of fiction and non-fiction in China.

Table of contents

1. The four major inventions; 2. Other major inventions (I); 3. Other major inventions (II); 4. Other major inventions (III); 5. Miscellaneous smart inventions; 6. Classical works of science; Appendix: a brief chronology of China's history.