What are the Four Great Chinese Inventions?

Maybe you have heard of the Four Great Chinese Inventions, if you are interested at Chinese culture.

Then do you know what the Four Great Chinese inventions are?

Here they are:

  • Papermaking
  • Typography Printing
  • Gun power
  • Compass

Then who are the inventors for these Four Great Inventions?

  • Papermaking: It appers during Western Han Dynasty, while Cai Lun from Eastern Han Dynasty improved it.
  • Typography Printing: Chinese printing started from Sui Dynasty, got some improved at Tang Dynasty and got consummated at Song Dynasty.  Bi Sheng from Northern Song Dynasty invented typography Printing basised on Engraving Printing.
  • Gun power:  by the ancient Chinese working people
  • Compass:  by the ancient Chinese working people

The Four Great Inventions are a part of Chinese cuture and have been affecting China’s development a lot.

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