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List of Chinese Inventions

A list of famous Chinese inventions and innovations. Ancient cultures have long been known to discover, create, and produce new and useful tools, medicines, and foods, and ancient Chinese inventions are among the most popular discoveries still used today. This list of Chinese inventions includes items like gunpowder, silk, and fireworks, as well as modern Chinese inventions like the telescope and paper money.

Over the years, historical inventions from China have helped move society forward, enabling humans to hunt, eat, and travel in much more efficient ways. Ancient China inventions have also allowed people to learn more about the world, keep safe from wildlife, and stay healthier longer.

These inventions by Chinese inventors are labeled by era from which they came. Vote for your favorites to move them to the top of the list, and add any that you see missing.


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    Coffin, rectangular wooden Era: Pre-Shang

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    Dagger-axe Era: Pre-Shang

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    Drum, alligator hide Era: Pre-Shang

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    Millet, cultivation of Era: Pre-Shang

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    Oar, rowing Era: Pre-Shang

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    Plastromancy Era: Pre-Shang

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    Plowshare, tofriangular-shaped Era: Pre-Shang

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    Rice, cultivation of Era: Pre-Shang

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    Saltern Era: Pre-Shang

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    Sericulture Era: Pre-Shang

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    Soybean, cultivation of Era: Pre-Shang

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    Steamer, pottery appliance for cooking Era: Pre-Shang

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    Treetrunk coffin Era: Pre-Shang

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    Urn, pottery burial Era: Pre-Shang

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    Animal zodiac Era: Shang and Later

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    Archaeology, catalogues and epigraphy Era: Shang and Later

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    Armillary sphere, hydraulic-powered Era: Shang and Later

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    Bellows, hydraulic-powered Era: Shang and Later

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    Belt drive Era: Shang and Later

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    Bomb, cast iron Era: Shang and Later

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    Borehole drilling Era: Shang and Later

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    Bristle toothbrush Era: Shang and Later

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    Bulkhead partition Era: Shang and Later

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    Calendar year at 365.2425 days Era: Shang and Later

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    Chain drive, endless power-transmitting Era: Shang and Later

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    Chemical warfare using bellows, mustard smoke, and lime Era: Shang and Later

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    Chromium, use of Era: Shang and Later

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    Chuiwan (Chinese golf) Era: Shang and Later

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    Civil service examinations Era: Shang and Later

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    Co-fusion steel process Era: Shang and Later

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    Coke as fuel Era: Shang and Later

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    Contour canal Era: Shang and Later

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    Crossbow, handheld Era: Shang and Later

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    Cuju (football) Era: Shang and Later

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    Cupola furnace Era: Shang and Later

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