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November 19th, 2018
List of Chinese Inventions


Every country has its inventors and the most populous country in the world is bound to have a lot of them. There is indeed a sizable list of things invented by the Chinese.

List of Chinese Inventions
Battens in sails and cloth
Blast furnace
Cast iron
Chinese cuisine: Tofu, Ramen sushi
Chinese clothing: Qipao, Hanfu
Chopsticks
Crank,drugs
Repeating crossbow
Escapement mechanism for clocks
Exploding cannonball
Fire Arrow
Gunpowder
Firearm
Horse collar
Hull compartments/bulkheads
Indian ink
Kite
Land mines
Lottery
Menus for Song-era restaurants
Naval mines
Noodles
Paper
Pendulum (Zhang Heng)
Printing (woodblock printing and movable type)
Rockets: Fire Arrow, Multistage rocket
Rudder
Sailing carriage
Seismometer (of Zhang Heng)
Silk
South Pointing Chariot (differential gear, of Ma Jun)
Sluice gates
Toilet paper
Traditional Chinese medicine
Trebuchet (traction)
Trip hammer
Winnowing machine
Abacus
Armillary sphere
Bellows
Belt drive
Bituminous coke for the iron and steel industry
Compass
Camera obscura
Cardan Suspension
The cannon
Chain drive
Chain pumps
Chinese calendar
Crossbow
Drydock
The Flamethrower
Flash lock
Early explosive grenades
Odometer
Paddle wheel, for boats
Paper money
Parachutes
Pontoon bridge
Porcelain
Postal system
Pound lock
Saw
Scissors
Steel
Suspension bridge
Star catalogue
Tea
Umbrella
Vaccination
Water clock
Waterwheel
Wheelbarrow
Windmill
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  1. I really wish there was info or links to get the info but I got the info elsewhere but it was a nice start.