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A History of Chinese Civilization

by Jacques Gernet

ISBN 0521241308 / 9780521241304 / 0-521-24130-8
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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The Chinese invented paper, gunpowder and printing and were pioneers in the fields of medicine, technology and ceramic arts. Theirs is a far longer cultural tradition than that of any western nation, with symbols of the language appearing in stone inscriptions as early as 1600 BC. [via]