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Ancient China: The Inventions and Technology

A presentation on Ancient Chinese inventions that have had a lasting legacy.

Lainey Orr

on 23 March 2011

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Transcript of Ancient China: The Inventions and Technology

By Lainey Orr and Gigi Gedye Inventions of Ancient China What did the Chinese invent?

the compass gunpowder porcelain silk Porcelain Def.: A hard, white, translucent ceramic made by firing a pure clay and then glazing it with variously colored fusible materials; china. So What are the Origins of Porcelain? Primitive porcelain started being produced in the Yin and Shang Dynasty
Made possible by the invention of specialized kilns
First true porcelain was created in the Tang Dynasty
Porcelain is imported
porcelain modern
porcelain Gun Powder! What are the origins of gunpowder?

Taoist alchemists discovered it by accident!

During the Tang dynasty, a formula for gunpowder was established

During the Song dynasty, gunpowder started being used in rifles

they invented:

the mechanical clock
iron and steel smelting
the marine compass
movable-type printing
Silk! def. a fabric made from fine threads produced
from certain insect larvae. What is the Origin of silk? It is estimated that the Chineses started making silk around 2,700 BC

How was it discovered?

How is it made? the compass Ancient Chinese Compass modern compass How was the compass created? It was created during the Qin Dynasty.

What is it?

Did the Chinese make any advancements on the compass So what?

What is the impact of all of these inventions?
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