chinese paper making

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china

The invention of paper greatly contributed to the spread and development of civilization. Xue fu wu che is a Chinese idiom describing a learned man. In 105 a.d. cai lun, a eunuch during the eastern han dynasty, invented paper from worn fishnet, bark and cloth. the making technique was exported to korea in 384 a.d. A korea monk then took this skill with him to japan in 610 A.D.