Ancient Chinese Math

The Nine Chapters on the Mathematics Nine Chapters Math is the most important math book in Chinese history prior to the 20th century. Most researchers believe ancient mathematics in China and in the Mediterranean worked independently up to the time when the Nine Chapters Math reached its final form that was around the first century. “The method of chapter 7 […]

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A Song Dynasty Ashoka Tower

In the year of 1011 during the Northern Song, a brand new 9-storey Buddhist pagoda was complete in Nanjing, in today’s Jiangsu Province. Under the pagoda, there is a basement where this Ashoka Tower along with Shakyamuni Buddha’s bone fragments, a crystal bowl, and a number of priceless Buddhist treasures was stored after a public ceremony hosted by grand Buddhist […]

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Traditional Chinese Bridges

A royal wedding procession passes through an arched bridge in Bianliang, the capital city of the North Song Dynasty in today’s Kaifeng, Henan Province. Arched Bridges A single-arch bridge in an old waterfront neighbourhood in Suzhou, an ancient city near Shanghai. A three-arch bridge in the ancient city Jiaxing in Zhejiang Province. COMMENTS FROM MINDS Eric The Romans used the […]

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Traditional Chinese Swords

Chinese swords of Warring States Era, collection of Shanghai Museum 2,500-Year-Old Sword of Goujian Long before the First Emperor Qin drove his army from the west in Xi’an to reach the east coast area and united China in 221BC, there were two highly developed kingdoms in the seaboard region, one in Shaoxing (near Hangzhou) and another in Suzhou (near Shanghai). […]

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China’s New Development in Rice Farming

Chinese Engineers Have Built Driverless Rice Transplanters A driverless rice transplanter is at work in a paddy field in China. Rice transplanting from nursery to field is one of the most labour-intensive and physically demanding farmworks in China, which requires the workers to bend their body to reach the wetland during the entire process. The driverless auto-transplanters can surely free […]

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China’s New Bridges

Infrastructure is one of the foundations for the economic development of any nation, while roads and bridges are among the most important infrastructure. Below are some bridges constructed in recent decades in China. Beipanjiang Bridge, the world’s tallest bridge that links two mountainous provinces – Guizhou and Yunnan – in southern China. A bridge in Xianju, Zhejiang Province in east […]

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Ancient Chinese Bath Culture

Chinese Royal Bathrooms 2,300 Years Ago Chinese archaeologists have recently excavated 3 royal bathrooms dating back to the Warring States Period (475 BC – 221 BC) in outskirts of Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, where terracotta warriors were unearthed. The walls and floors of the bathrooms were decorated with ceramic tiles, and the wet areas were equipped with drainage holes and sewage […]

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Ancient Chinese Maps

The use of map features heavily in Chinese mythology and real historical events. The Legend of Chinese Maps The earliest tale about the map is related to legendary Great Yu, a hydraulic engineer and the found of Xia Dynasty. Allegedly, his success in the flood control projects more than 4,000 years ago owned to a detailed map carved on a […]

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