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Ancient Chinese Inventions

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Kyra Eppler

on 6 May 2014

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Ancient Chinese Inventions

The Chinese invented many different things including silk, vaccines,block printing, movable type, and paper. The first inventions date all the way back to 202 B.C.

Silk is a type of cloth made by silkworms. It is a delicate fabric that was used for Chinese emperors, but eventually spread throughout China. Silk was in great demand and was considered a luxury. The first types of silk found in China are said to have been made around 3500 B.C.
small Pox vaccine
The small pox vaccine was invented in China in the early 900s and gradually spread to Europe in the 1600s. The discovery of the small pox vaccine lead to the inventions of other vaccines and the science of immunology.
Block printing
Block printing originated in the 700s and is still currently used today. Block printing in China was associated with Buddhism and was used to encourage the spread of charms. It was also used in book illustrations and as part of decorations.

Movable type
Movable type was first created in China in 1040 and moved into Europe in the 1400s. It was invented in China during the Song Dynasty and was later replaced by computers.
Paper was invented in China in 202 B.C by using raw materials. The invention of paper in China replaced the traditional use of bamboo strips, clay tablets, wood tablets, and strips of silk.
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