Sui Dynasty

Emperor Yang of the Sui Dynasty (569-618) ordered the production of 72 types of hydraulic manipulated mechanical water toys all made out of wood. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Mechanical Water Toys

Modern people believe living conditions in ancient times were very primitive. However, ancient Chinese science and technology was quite advanced. Papermaking, gunpowder, and the compass were all invented in China. Stories of other incredible inventions have been passed down to…

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A Broken Mirror Joined Together Again

The Chinese idiom, “a broken mirror joined together again,” expresses the idea of a couple being reconciled or reunited after a period of separation. It has its origins from a…

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Mechanical Water Toys

Modern people believe living conditions in ancient times were very primitive. However, ancient Chinese science and technology was quite advanced. Papermaking, gunpowder, and the compass were all invented in China.…