Ancient Chinese Contribution- Research Paper

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Eventually even the common people were able to wear garments of silk. 3. Tea: During the Tang and Song dynasties, tea became a popular drink around the country and the world. According to Chinese legend, tea was first drunk by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nong around 2,737 BC (N.S.Gill.,n.d.). Then, an unknown Chinese inventor created the tea shredder, a small device that used a sharp wheel in the center of a ceramic or wooden pot that would slice the leaves into thin strips. During the Tang and Song dynasties, tea production developed rapidly,
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Ancient Chinese Contributions 4 and tea became a popular drink around the country and the world. Cha Jing, written by Lu Yu in the Tang Dynasty, is widely recognized as the world's first scientific work about tea production. 4. Printing: That paper was invented by the Chinese is well known (by Cai Lun c 50-121 AD), and it is one of the great Chinese inventions. By contrast, Gutenberg’s bibles – the first European book printed with movable type – were printed in the 1450’s. Interestingly, the Chinese did not start using metal type until the 1490’s. Bi's printing consisted of four processes: making the types, composing the text, printing and retrieving the movable types. Today, practically all movable type printing ultimately derives from Gutenberg's innovations to movable type printing, which is often regarded as the most important invention of the second millennium. These four inventions are simply a few of many that Ancient China contributed to the world. Ancient Chinese developments are often overshadowed by European accomplishments; however,
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