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China: Art and Technology

E&I Program: 
Art To Go
Discipline(s): 
Grade level : 
6 to 12
Publication Date: 
2004
Author: 
Jean Graves
Jin Hyun Kim

Europe can thank China for wood-pulp paper and paper money, fireworks and gunpowder, the umbrella and noodles, among other things. For many centuries, China was a leader in advancing technology, influencing neighbors in Asian and beyond. This presentation showcases traditional Chinese technology with a focus on the manufacture of silk, ceramics, and bronze.