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Who invented paper? Ancient China and the history of paper

By |2018-11-30T09:37:38+00:00July 27th, 2017|China, Literature, Science|

History of paper: Early Chinese paper Paper invented in China Since the invention of writing, people had been trying to come up with something easier to write on than papyrus or parchment, and also something easier and cheaper to make. Read more about papyrus What is parchment made of? More ancient China articles But it took 3000 [...]

Xue Tao – Medieval Chinese poetry

By |2018-04-18T09:53:41+00:00June 6th, 2017|China, Literature|

Flute players like Xue Tao (T'ang Dynasty China) Xue Tao's childhood Like Bai Juyi, the poet Xue Tao was born in China during the T'ang Dynasty. She was a little older than Bai Juyi; she was born in 768 AD, during An Lushan's rebellion. Her father also worked for the government. But Xue Tao's [...]