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Technology and Civilization in Ancient China
Information Center of China Association for Science and Technology, Ms. Zhang Xiaolin
Technology and Civilization in Ancient China is an e-learning and education website for the development and dissemination of ancient Chinese scientific techniques. China is the birthplace of silk and porcelain, where paper-making, printing, gunpowder and the compass were invented. The website contains a vast amount of information, with over two hundred thousand words of text, 1,500 images, and more than 100 movies divided into a Chinese-language section, an English-language section, and a discussion forum. The website is keenly devoted to disseminating scientific understanding, explaining the creative process behind scientific principles, and using modern multi-media methods to make ancient inventions come alive. Technology and Civilization in Ancient China uncovers their underlying scientific reasoning, displaying the value and wisdom of ancient Chinese technology, a centrepiece of our human heritage, to today's world.
Technology and Civilization in Ancient China” designed as a special introduction to the development and advancement of ancient Chinese scientific techniques. The Website is filled with information: several thousand words, 1,500 images, 100 movies and games. Being divided into an English and Chinese language section, it is accessible for a vast number of people. Interactivity is given through a discussion forum. A precious aspect of the website is the attempt to reconstruct the ancient inventions by using modern multi-media methods. That way several eras connect into one informative and modern interface. Technology and Civilization in Ancient China uncovers the underlying scientific reasoning of ancient Chinese technology, displaying the value and wisdom of a milestone in our cultural heritage.