Chinese History

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  • -250 BCE

    compass

    compass
    The first Chinese compass was created by using lodestone( a magnetic object) and putting that on a piece of wood and placing that in a bowl of water would then influence the magnetic field by pointing to the north pole.
  • -200 BCE

    Steel

    Steel
    The Chinese first made steel, a very useful metal, before 200 B.C.E. Steel is made from iron, but it is less brittle than iron and easier to bend into different shapes. The earliest Chinese steel was made from cast iron.
  • -150 BCE

    Paper

    Paper
    The invention was created back in 150 B.C. The Chinese were the only ones to know the secret of making paper but soon spread to Japan and then across central Asia. Then they would most likely be made from hemp and then the bark of the mulberry tree.
  • 50

    Porcelin

    Porcelin
    Porcelain is a sturdy but delicate looking piece of pottery that can be used for dining. The silverware that is used for dining is called China.
  • 650

    Printing

    Printing
    the Chinese printing was a type of printing called woodblock printing and turned out to be an important industry to the 10th century.
  • 750

    Mechanical Clock

    Mechanical Clock
    the mechanical clock was created in the 8th century. The new clock was far more accurate than the old clocks such as sundials and hourglasses. Every quarter hour, drums would beat; and every hour, a bell would chime.
  • 850

    Gunpowder

    Gunpowder
    chinese alchemists accidentally discovered gunpowder when trying to find substance that would make humans immortal
  • 850

    Game Cards

    Game Cards
    Game cards were invented in China in about the 9th century. Printers used woodblock printing to make the cards from thick paper. Famous artists drew the designs that appeared on the backs of the cards. Today, card games are played throughout
    the world. A single bill would have many colors. Paper money is the most common form of currency in the world today.
  • 1300

    Rocket Technology

    Rocket Technology
    Rocket technology was developed in China during the Song dynasty. Rockets were powered by a black powder made of saltpeter, charcoal, and sulfur.the Chinese used them as weapons. They even developed the rocket for their armies.
  • Period:
    -300 BCE
    to
    1400

    Chinese History