Ancient China Inventions

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Ancient Chinese Paper

Paper making technique was improved by China 1800 years ago during the Eastern Han Dynasty. Cai Lun used bark and hemp. This ancient technique is still practiced. History shows that Ts'ailun, an official of the imperial court, reported the invention of paper to the Emperor.

The first real advance in papermaking came with the development of a smooth material for the mold covering, which made it possible for the papermaker to free the newly formed sheet and reuse the mold immediately. History shows that Ts’aiLun, an official of the imperial court, reported the invention of paper to the Chinese emperor.

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Ancient Compass

The first compasses, however, were not designed for navigation. Appearing in China around the 4th century BC, old compasses showed people the way by helping them order and harmonize their environments and lives. The name of the old Compass is Magnetic Compass it was probably first made in China during the Qin dynasty (221-206 B.C.).The New compass is a Navigation Instrument that shows directions in a frame of reference that is stationary relative to the surface of the Earth.It displays the direction of the earth's magnetic field at the point of observation horizontally. You might have seen a normal compass before which is an instrument that has a freely suspended magnetic element.

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Gun powder

Gunpowder also known as black powder, was the first chemical explosive and the only one known until around the olden days (1850)! It was invented in the 9th century. The Chinese attempted a position of eternal life. Their military used gunpowder based weapons and explosives against the Mongols. The mongls attempted to invade city on chinas northern border.Gun powder was employed in warfare to some effect from at least the 14th century, although the development of effective artillery took place during the 15th century, and firearms came to dominate Early Modern Warfare in Europe by the 17th century.

Ancient Chinese Kites

Ancient Chinese first description of made with bamboo frames covered by silk and paper. kites originated during the Tang Dynasty. Ancient china's kite was also known as 'Zhiyuan'. The Chinese used kites for number of things. Regard to the military the Chinese used kites for signaling devices. By outfitting kites with bells and flutes, they would howl and sing in the wind and frighten their enemies. Bamboo pipes would sound random musical notes as the wind gathered momentum.


Ancient Chinese used seismographs to detect when a earthquake will happen or when it is going to happen. They do this so they don't get badly hurt from earthquakes or die from them. If the seismograph says a earth quake will happen then they leave and take things they need or they go into shelter and stay safe. Then, they just hope their belonging are not badly ruined. There empire is most likely to be ruined and then a new empire comes in and takes over. Thats why a lot of empires loose their place.

Chinese seismographs are different than todays seismographs

10 Amazing Ancient Chinese Inventions