The Four Great Inventions



The invention of papermaking technology is one of the most outstanding contributions made by the Chinese people to the world civilization. It is not only a revolution in writing materials, but also a perquisite for the subsequent invention of typography.


Qing Dynasty Song Dynasty Ming Dynasty Tang Dynasty Yuan Dynasty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Science and Technology of ChinaHefei, Anhui ProvincePeople’s Republic of China

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