Ancient Chinese Inventions - Culture China Series

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Author: Deng Yinke;
Language: English
Format: 1 book
Page: 134
Publication Date: 10/2005
ISBN: 9787508508375
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Series: Culture China Series

The book introduces many Chinese inventions covering all aspects of life, from the four major inventions -- gunpowder, paper, printing, compass -- to numerous other major and smart inventions such as iron and steel smelting, the decimal and binary systems, acupuncture, kite, abacus, parachute, and many more. China as an important source of human civilization had given birth to brilliant ancient science and technology and led the world in most of the history of world civilization. The development of science and technology in ancient China was based on the observation and study of the human body, the objective world, the heavens, and the earth, which led to the concept of "Integration of nature and man". The achievements nourished Chinese culture and civilization, and contributed greatly to mankind.

Table of Contents
Brilliant Achievements of Science and Technology in Ancient China
 Land of Inventions and Discoveries
 Joseph Needham and the History of Science and Technology in China
The Four Maior Inventions
 Are the Four Major Inventions the Most Important?
Other Maior Inventions (I)
 Iron and Steel Smelting and Ironware
 Copper Smelting and Bronze Ware
 Extraction and Application of Petroleum
 Discovery and Mining of Coal
 Pottery and Porcelain
 Wine and Liquor
 Tea and Tea Culture
Other Major Inventions (II)
 Star Catalogue and Star Atlas
 Observation of Solar and Lunar Eclipses
 Surveying of the Meridian
 Zhang Heng and His Seismograph
 Guo Shouiing and His Shoushi Calendar
 The Decimal and Binary Systems
 Zu Chongzhi and Pi
 Equal Temperament
Other Major Inventions (III)
 Traditional Chinese Medicine
 The Great Wall
 Grand Canal of China
 Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Miscellaneous Smart Inventions
 Hot-Air Balloon
 Chinese Kung Fu
Classical Works of Science
 Kao Gong Ji
 Huangdi Nei Jing
 Shanghan Zabing Lun
 Qi Min Yao Shu
 Mengxi Bitan
 Yingzao Fashi
 Wang Zhen Nong Shu
 Bencao Gangmu
 Tiangong Kaiwu
 Nong Zheng Quanshu
Appendix: Chinese Dynasties
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