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Ancient Chinese Inventions (Introductions to Chinese Culture)

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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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Ancient Chinese Inventions provides an illustrated introduction to the numerous scientific and technological inventions to which China can lay claim.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521186926
Author:
Deng, Yinke
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Engineering -- History.
Subject:
General science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Introductions to Chinese Culture
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
140 colour illus. 1 map
Pages:
162
Dimensions:
9.06 x 6.14 x 0.39 in 0.66 lb

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
Engineering » Engineering » History
Engineering » Engineering » Inventions
History and Social Science » World History » China
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » Technology

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