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Introduction of Music and Dance from Western Regions
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Introduction of Music and Dance from Western Regions

The opening of the Silk Road also facilitated the exchange of music culture between the Western Regions and the Central Plains. As a result western ethnic musical instruments, as well as western music and dance entered the Central Plains areas and were loved by the Han people....

Post Time: 17-06-21 Views: 88

Eastward Dissemination of Western Technology and Culture
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Eastward Dissemination of Western Technology and Culture

On his return from the Western Regions, Envoy Zhang Qian brought back to the Central Plains a fine steed, the Ferghana, as well as some of the most commonly seen crops today. At the same time Chinese silk products and cast iron technology were also introduced to Europe. Through the Silk Road, many western crafts, religion and arts entered China, producing an enormous impact on the development of Ch...

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Westward Dissemination of Gunpowder
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Westward Dissemination of Gunpowder

China is the birthplace of gunpowder and early gunpowder weapons. The earliest gunpowder refers to a mixture of saltpeter, sulfur and charcoal according to a certain proportion. During the Tang and the Song Dynasties, Chinese manufactured firearms with burning and killing effects were used in large scales in wars. ...

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Westward Dissemination of Printing Technology
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Westward Dissemination of Printing Technology

Printing technology, one of China’s “four great inventions” in ancient times, appeared during the Tang Dynasty. The extant world’s early woodblock printed book was the Diamond Sutra found in the Dunhuang Cave for Storing Buddhist Seriptures. The specified printing date on the sutra was “April 15, 9th year of Xiantong Period (868)”. During the Northern Song Dynasty, craftsman Bi Sheng in...

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Westward Dissemination of Paper-making Technology
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Westward Dissemination of Paper-making Technology

Paper-making technology in China first appeared during the Western Han Dynasty. Cai Lun, an Eastern Han eunuch improved the technology which facilitated its further extension. Westward dissemination of Chinese paper was very early. Primitive hemp paper produced during the Han Dynasty has been discovered in Dunhuang and western Gansu. It is generally believed that paper-making technology was introdu...

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Westward Dissemination of Tea
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Westward Dissemination of Tea

As a specialty of the Chinese inland areas, tea was only produced in the Yangzi River and the Huai River areas, as well as areas south of the Yangzi River. Tea entered the Western Regions around the time of the Tang Dynasty. In the 8th year of the Wude Period of Gaozu’s reign(625), ethnic minorities in the northwestern reign such as the Turks and the Tuyuhuns requested to carry out mutual trade ...

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Westward Dissemination of Central Plains Technology and Cult
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Westward Dissemination of Central Plains Technology and Cult

Some people held the view that the flow of cultural exchanges between the East and the West in ancient times were mainly from the East to the West. The reason was because the Chinese civilization had been for a long time before modern times a world leader. For instance many important material culture of ancient China, such as silk, porcelain, tea, and many major technologies and innovations, such a...

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Wuwei——A Strategic Juncture of Central West
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Wuwei——A Strategic Juncture of Central West

Wuwei is located in Central Gansu, at the eastern end of the Hexi Corridor, bordering Lanzhou on the east and Jinchang on the west. The city lies between the Qilian Mountain on the south and the Tengger Desert on the north. Human activities started in Wuwei area as early as some five thousand years ago....

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