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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 [...]

Qingming Jie – Chinese Spring Festival

By |2018-04-18T09:53:43+00:00June 7th, 2017|China, Religion|

Along the River During Qingming Festival (Song Dynasty, 1100s AD) Like Chinese New Year, Qingming Jie is a Chinese spring festival marking the beginning of spring plowing and planting. By the end of the Han Dynasty, about 200 AD, people celebrated Qingming as the Cold Food festival. To start the new spring planting [...]