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MAP#46: Made in China: Medieval Inventions from the Far East

Medieval China, Inventions

For 4000 years China has been an innovative society, starting with the Great Wall and the Grand Canal. In the Middle Ages China invented item after item that revolutionized the world for centuries to come. Some of them we still use today! Things that we take for granted; paper money, kites, folding umbrellas and playing…

Medieval high-tech, movable type

Twelve pieces of movable metal types are shown to the public at the Daboseong Antique Gallery in Seoul yesterday. Nam Kwon-hui, a library and information science professor at Kyungpook National University, believes the type was used to print the original “Jeungdoga,” a book produced in 1239, predating the Buddhist tract “Jikji” by over a hundred…