The first historical record of paper's invention comes from around 105 A.D. in Han Dynasty China. Imperial court records indicate that this was the year paper was first presented to the Chinese Emperor; however, archaeol... More »

Many people think of paper as having its start in Egypt, but paper similar to what is used today was actually created in China. The invention is credited to Ts'ai Lin, who created his version of paper around 150 AD. More »

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Ts'ai Lun of China is widely credited with the invention of paper. Recently discovered archaeological evidence, however, suggests that paper had already been in existence in China for up to two centuries before Lun made ... More »

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The earliest mention of the ship rudder comes from an image on a piece of pottery which dates back to 1st century in China, during the Han Dynasty. This predates the introduction of the rudder in the Western world by abo... More »

The first mechanical clock invented was in China during the 8th century A.D. The first mechanical clocks in Europe began to appear in the early 14th century. More »

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Many people think of paper as having its start in Egypt, but paper similar to what is used today was actually created in China. The invention is credited to Ts'ai Lin, who created his version of paper around 150 AD. More »

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The Han Dynasty, which ruled China from 206 B.C. to 221 A.D., fell as a result of three major factors: political instability, economic hardship and external pressure from nomadic warlords. At the root of the dynasty's pr... More »