Chinese inventions

Timeline created by benjamin.chandlee
  • 2,700 BCE

    tea

    tea
    Chinese have been drinking tea since . tea was made by letting tea leaves steep in boiling water.the tea was drunk mostly as medicine
  • -250 BCE

    sea travel

    sea travel
    The Chinese developed the first compass.The first Chinese compasses were pieces of magnetic mineral called lodestone
  • -150 BCE

    industry

    industry
    The Chinese invented the art of paper making by the second century
  • -50 BCE

    disease prevention

    disease prevention
    Chinese knowledge of medicine and disease prevention dates to ancient times.They believed that the smoke would destroy whatever was causing the disease.
  • 50

    porcelain

    porcelain
    Another Chinese invention is a type of fine pottery called porcelain.porcelain is made by combining clay with the minerals quartz and feldspar.
  • 250

    printing

    printing
    In about the 7th century, the Chinese a technique called woodblock printing
  • 250

    The development of the mechanical clock

    The development of the mechanical clock
    The Chinese developed the first mechanical clock in about the 8th century.Dripping water made the wheel turn.
  • 850

    gunpowder

    gunpowder
    The Chinese who first made gunpowder were alchemists
  • 850

    game cards and paper money

    game cards and paper money
    Game cards were invented in china in about the 9th century.Today,card games are played throughout the world
  • Period:
    -300 BCE
    to
    1,400 BCE

    Chinese history