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Asia for Educators
University of Columbia
This reliable site from the University of Columbia contains a great deal of information about Ancient China.
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Dynasty and Emperor timeline
Encyclopedia Britannica; Ancient China; inventions
Ancient China; inventions
Articles, images, videos on the following inventions:
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The Song Dynasty
China in 1000 CE: The Most Advanced Society in the World
Information on the following inventions:
- printing and movable type
- ship building and the compass
- mechanical clock
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China's Age of Invention
Printing, paper money, porcelain, tea, restaurants, gunpowder, the compass—the number of things that Chinese of the Song Dynasty (A.D. 960-1280) gave to the world is mind-boggling.