Ancient Chinese Inventions By elingjerde 1600 BCE The first books The first books made in Ancient China where made on bamboo and were made in the Shang Dynasty. 1600 BCE Writing on Oracle Bones The first form of writing down evens in Ancient China was done on Oracle bones. 221 BCE The wheel barrow The wheelbarrow was created for a single person to carry a heavy Ipoad. 100 The Magnetic Compass The first magnetic compass was created in Ancient China and was made using a lodestone. 105 Paper making In Ancient China, papermaking was perfected in about 105AD. 130 The first Seismograph The first seismograph was made to measure the strength of earthquakes. 900 Gunpowder In Ancient China Gunpowder was first used for fire works. 1000 Worlds first Paper Money China produced the world first paper money. 1026 Acupuncture Acupuncture statues shooing all the needle points in the human body were created in Ancient China. 1600 Kites Kites became popular in Ancient China during the Ch'ing Dynasty.