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Our presentation is on the Four Great Inventions. Paper was one of the four great inventions (u ) . Before inventing paper, the Chinese wrote on pottery, animal bones, bamboo or silk. Using these materials were either too heavy or too expensive ( L ). Paper was first made during the Han Dynasty out of plant fiber. Plant fiber was cheap so they didn’t need to use silk or animal bones anymore (u / Gunpowder was another one of the four great inventions (u ) . It was invented by a Taoist alchemist attempting to make an elixir of immortality during the Tang Dynasty ( L ) . It was made of sulfur, charcoal and saltpeter. It was first used for fireworks. Later they were used for grenades. Using gunpowder, guns and canons were made ( L ). Gunpowder is still used today for fireworks and explosives (L±¡‚ “* ). The compass was another of the great four inventions(u ) . It was first invented during the Warring States
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Unformatted text preview: period. Based on these early inventions, the invention of the compass was fully developed during the Tang Dynasty ( L ). The invention of the compass enabled the Chinese to travel further out to sea ( L ) . The last invention was movable print. Fixed type was invented but it took a long time to make and hard to correct mistakes. Movable print was perfected during the Song Dynasty with the individual characters carved out of clay. Later they used wood or lead. These two are still used today. For navigation, the compass is still used today (L * ). A F * & & A F * & & 6 & && & & & & y S + & & a & & & & & & & & & & . A F * & & A F * & & 6 & && & & & & y S + & & a & & & & & & & & & & . @ x @ & & & & & @ D & & & & & && & & & & N W + & & D & & & (niantu)& & & & & & & & L (qian)L * &...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course CHN 202 taught by Professor Zhiliu during the Spring '11 term at Emory.

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