Chinese Inventions

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In History
  • 2,700 BCE

    Tea

    Tea
    In ancient china, tea was used mostly for medicine, and was made by letting tea leaves in boiling water.
  • -200 BCE

    Steel

    Steel
    The Chinese first made steel, a very useful metal, before 200 B.C.E. Steel is made from iron, but it is less brittle than iron and easier to bend into different shapes.
  • 50

    Porcelane

    Porcelane
    Another Chinese invention is a type of fine pottery called porcelain. Some historians think that the Chinese produced the first porcelain as early as the 1st century
    C.E.
  • 200

    Paper

    Paper
    The Chinese invented the art of papermaking by the second century C.E. The earliest Chinese paper was
    probably made from hemp and then the bark of the mulberry tree. Later, the Chinese used rags.
  • 400

    Paddle Boat

    Paddle Boat
    The Chinese invented the paddle boat with multiple paddles that would be run by someone on a treadmill
  • 600

    Printing

    Printing
    The Chinese invented a printer that would print characters (Letters/Words) with black ink on to The printer first drew characters (symbols) on paper. Then they would glued the paper to a wooden block. When the glue was dry, the printer carved out the wood around the characters, leaving the characters raised on the wood.
  • 800

    Playing Cards

    Playing Cards
    Printers would use woodblock onto thick paper and famous artist would put the designs on the back.
  • 850

    Gunpowder

    Gunpowder
    Chinese alchemist accidentally invented and discovered gunpowder when trying to find a way to eternal life.
  • 900

    The Compass

    The Compass
    The Chinese invented the compass with a magnetic needle that points north so they can navigate through the ocean.
  • Period:
    -300 BCE
    to
    1400

    Chinese History