Ancient Chinese Scientists and Inventors


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Jing Fang (78–37 BCE) suggested that lunar eclipse occurs when the earth obstructs the sunlight traveling towards the moon
Cai Lun (50–121 CE): papermaking process
Zhang Heng (78–139): an astronomer, inventor, and early master of mechanical gears.
Zu Chongzhi (429–500 CE) approximated pi at 3.141592
Li Chunfeng (602–670) introduced an improved calendar
Bi Sheng (990-1051) invented the ceramic movable type printing
Shen Kuo (1031–1095): the first to describe the magnetic needle compass
Ouyang Xiu (1007–1072) pioneered ideas in early epigraphy and archaeology
Su Song (1020–1101) invented a water-driven astronomical clock tower which employed the use of an early escapement mechanism.
Wang Zhen (1271 – 1368): wooden movable-type printing
Qin Jiushao (1202–1261) was the first to introduce the zero symbol into Chinese mathematics
Yang Hui (1238–1298): Yang Hui's Triangle - the same as Pascal's Triangle
Hua Sui (1439–1513) invented the metal movable type printing
Xu Guangqi (1562–1633): introduced the concept of a spherical earth

Ancient Chinese Science for Kids
Ancient Chinese Science for Kids
What's Fun In: China Science and Technology Museum
Inventions and Technology of Ancient China
10 Best Inventions of the Ancient Chinese

Ancient Chinese Science and Technology Resources
Ancient Chinese Technology - San José State University Department of Economics
China's Age of Invention - PBS
Chinese Emperors and Physicians - NLM
Top 20 Ancient Chinese Inventions - Davis School District
List of Chinese inventions
10 Great Ancient Chinese Inventions
How Chinese Thinkers and Tinkers Changed the World
Four Great Inventions
History of science and technology in China
China's Science and Technology
foundations of chemistry in ancient china - Hu Zhang
Characteristics of Ancient Chinese Science And Technology
Do We Need to Redefine the Top Four Inventions?
Index of Chinese mathematics

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Timeline of Chinese Inventions
History of Chinese Invention and Discovery

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