Ancient Chinese Inventions

Ancient Chinese Inventions

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 156 x 228 x 14mm | 299.37g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 140 colour illus. 1 map
  • 0521186927
  • 9780521186926
  • 80,545

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 more

About Yinke Deng

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 more