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Four Great Inventions


The Four Great Inventions are the inventions that are celebrated in Chinese culture for their historical significance and serve as symbols of China's advanced science and technology.
The Four Great Invenions are:

  • Campass
  • Gunpowder
  • Papermaking
  • Printing
four great inventions

Although Chinese culture is replete with lists of significant works or achievements (e.g. Four Great Beauties, Four Great Books of Song, Four Great Classical Novels, Four Books and Five Classics, Five Elders, Three Hundred Tang Poems, etc.), the concept of the Four Great Inventions originated with European scholars, and was only later adopted by the Chinese.(from Wikipedia)