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6 Interesting Facts About The Ancient Chinese Seismograph

The seismograph in ancient China had a nearly mystical power, thanks to mathematician and scientist Chang Heng. He was one scholar whose mathematical and scientific brilliance impressed Han Dynasty more than anything else. For Heng, the seismometer – as it’s alternatively known – was a tool for communication from heaven. We will look at its […]

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Siheyuan House: Beijing Traditional Architecture

Siheyuan translates to ‘quadrangle’ in Chinese and refers to a traditional Chinese compound. Since it is a kind of traditional relic, it is representative of the architectural style that is unique to Beijing and China as a whole. The residence structures were common in Beijing, as well as rural areas of Shanxi. In ancient China,

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What Is Traditional Chinese Embroidery?-Ci Xiu Styles And History

Chinese embroidery is the other thing that really stands out from Chinese culture and societal practices. The embroidery is elaborate, stunning, and it demonstrates the real Chinese spirit. But what exactly is Chinese embroidery, and what’s the significance of the embroidery? And what’s the history behind Chinese embroidery? Chinese embroidery, also known as silk embroidery,

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When were matches invented in China?(Unexpected invention)

China has been the home of many inventions, scientific discoveries, and innovations. Some of these inventions include papermaking, gunpowder, the compass, and printing. In this write-up, we will be looking at one of the most popular Chinese inventions – matches. The first version of the match, that is, the earliest type of match for lighting

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