One of the things that amazes me about Chinese creativity is that there are ordinary people today that can read a text that was written 3500 year old.
The name ‘China’ comes from the Sanskrit Cina, from the name of the Chinese Qin Dynasty, pronounced ‘Chin.’ The Romans and the Greeks knew it as ‘Seres’, “the land where silk comes from.” Marco Polo, in the 13th century CE, referred to the land as ‘Cathay. The name ‘China’ does not appear in print in the west until 1516 CE in Barbosa’s journals narrating his travels in the east.
Chinese inventions. China’s Taklamakan Desert, and the Tian Shan mountains kept China isolated from the rest of the world until 618 to 907 A.D. during the Tang Dynasty.
The Yuanmou Man inhabited the land 1.7 million years ago and The Peking Man fossils dated 700,000 – 300,000 years ago. Scholars agree that the center of the Chinese civilization sprung out from the Henan province in the Yellow River Valley.
So, let’s talk about some Chinese inventions, and I hope you research this theme further, and whether at home or school, I hope that you find one story, one invention, one landscape that will turn your day into a “Fiesta” in the making.
Children Books about Chinese Inventions you might want to read.