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How China Created The Modern World

Westerners are led to believe the Europe and America created the modern world and no other cultures contributed much if anything. So, it comes as a shock to learn about the profound contributions of ancient Egypt, The Golden Age of Islam from 622-1258, India, Native America, and China. The world has a very rich and fascinating history that only enhances us when we learn more about it. This article focuses on some of the Chinese contributions.

A video linked to further below points out: “We must certainly admit that many of the inventions and discoveries upon which the modern world rests come from the great minds of ancient China. Will we have to re-write the history books and will we have to re-think everything we thought we knew about the ancient world?”

The Amazing Silk Road Returns! shows that after Venetian merchant Marco Polo (1254 –1324) traveled the Silk Road to China from 1271-1295, his book The Travels of Marco Polo enthralled Europe with tales of the wealth of the East. It tantalized Europe with news of China’s immense wealth and advanced civilization and was one of the most influential books in history. In 850 AD, China had invented paper – which made Marco Polo’s book possible. Favorite commodities from Asia included silk, jade, porcelain (“fine China”), tea, pearls, ivory, and spices (pepper and cinnamon). It is hard to overstate the importance of the Silk Road. Ancient China was 1,000 to 2,000 years ahead of the West technologically. The exchange of information gave rise to innovations that changed the world and affect us today.

Ancient Chinese Inventions

01 Toothbrush (1498 AD) 20 Lacquer (200 BC)
02 Compass (1100 AD) 21 Blast Furnace (200 BC)
03 Gunpowder/Fireworks (1000 AD) 22 Stirrup (200 BC)
04 Moveable Type Printing (960-1279 AD) 23 The Crossbow (300 BC)
05 Paper Money/Bank Notes (800’s AD) 24 Hang Gliders (300 BC)
06 Mechanical Clock (725 AD) 25 Abacus (500 BC)
07 Porcelain (581-618 AD)
(fine “china” – cups, bowls, plates) 26 Row Crop Farming (600 BC)
08 Matches 577 AD 27 Moldboard Plow (600 BC)
09 Seismograph (300 AD) 28 Kite (700 BC)
10 Oil Drilling (300 AD) 29 Iron Smelting (1050-256 BC)
11 Rocket (228 AD) 30 The Seed Drill (1280 BC)
12 Earthquake Detector (132 AD) 31 Umbrella (1,200 BC)
13 Suspension Bridge (90 AD) 32 Decimal system (1,300 BC)
14 Paper (50-121 AD) (books, wrapping paper, boxes, facial tissues, toilet paper) 33 Bronze (1,700 BC)
15 Rudder (100 AD) 34 Noodles (2,000 BC)
16 Deep Drilling (100 BC) 35 Tea Production (2,737 BC)
17 Wheelbarrow (100 BC) 36 Silk (3,000-4,000 BC)
18 Adjustable Wrench (100 BC) 37 Waterwheel
19 Acupuncture (200 BC) 38 Alcohol (7,000 BC)
The Tang and Song Dynasties

The Tang dynasty (618–907) is considered a golden age in Chinese history. It succeeded the short-lived Sui dynasty (581–618) which reunified China after almost 400 years of fragmentation. The Tang benefited from the foundations the Sui had laid and built a more enduring state. Known for its strong military power, successful diplomatic relationships, economic prosperity, and cosmopolitan culture, Tang China was, without doubt, one of the greatest empires in the medieval world.

The Tang and Song (960–1279) dynasties are considered the “medieval” period of China and were among the most advanced civilizations in the world at the time. The Song achieved incredible feats.

Discoveries in science, art, philosophy, and technology provided a level of sophistication unrivaled, even in China, until much later times.

The Song dynasty was culturally the most brilliant era in later imperial Chinese history. A time of great social and economic change, the period in large measure shaped the intellectual and political climate of China down to the 20th century. During the Song, great advances were made in science and technology. Hydraulic engineering, canals and bridge building, and the construction of enormous seafaring vessels were perfected. Chemical science, pursued in the secret laboratories of Taoist scholars, helped to produce important compounds including gunpowder—and by the year 1000, bombs and grenades became available to Song armies.

Perhaps the most significant advance, however, was the invention of movable type printing achieved around 1040 — 400 years before Gutenberg’s printing press in Europe. Song printed editions of text previously transmitted as handwritten manuscripts which helped spread literacy and knowledge throughout the country. Many books survive and are technological marvels which are highly prized as some of the most beautiful books ever produced.

The rule of the Song ended in 1279 when Mongol leader Khubilai Khan brought the Song territories entirely within the fold of the newly-proclaimed Yuan dynasty. The Tang and Song dynasties stand out as among the most accomplished of all civilizations in global history. They gave the world many contributions and helped to shape Chinese civilization into what it is today.

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