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How the invention of paper changed the world

How Ts’ai Lun made paper

❶Paper became central to the three arts of China — poetry, painting, and calligraphy.

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Cai Lun used other materials for his paper making, such as remnants or hemp, tree barks, fishnets and linen rags. Before Cai Lun invented paper, writing surfaces were made from different materials such as bones, bamboo slips, wooden boards and even tortoise shells.

These things are not only heavy but they also took up a lot of space and are hard to carry around. People then needed not only intelligence to study, but they needed to be strong to carry their books as well. Because of this, many thought these kinds of writing surface were unsuitable.

This new art of paper making later spread to East Korea about A. Then around A. And during the Tang Dynasty war, the Arab Empire captured soldiers and also some paper making workers so the skills were brought to the Arab nations. Paper making was also brought to India by Chinese monks who traveled there searching for the Buddhist sutras.

And through the Arabs, paper making skills were learned and mastered by the Africans and the Europeans. Paper making skills and paper then became widespread all across the globe. In the 11th Century the skill was carried to India when Chinese monks journeyed there in search of Buddhist sutras.

Through the Arabs, Africans and Europeans then mastered the skill. The first paper factory in Europe was set up in Spain. In the latter half of the 16th century, this skill was brought to America. By the 19th century, when paper factories were set up in Australia, paper making had spread to the whole world.

Cai Lun, also known as Tsai Lun, was listed in the book The In the 12th and 13th centuries, gunpowder spread to the Arab countries, then Greece, other European countries, and finally all over the world. Inspired by engraved name seals, Chinese people invented fixed-type engraved printing around A.

The skill played an important role in the Song Dynasty but its shortcomings were apparent. It was time-consuming to engrave a model, not easy to store, and not easy to revise errors. Single types were made and picked out for printing certain books. These types could be used again and again for different books.

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But paper has come a long way from its creation to the form we know today. People may not know it but the invention of paper has revolutionized a lot of things like the very civilization and culture and education of people. The invention of paper greatly contributed to the spread and development of civilization. Before its invention, bones, tortoise shells, and bamboo slips were all used as writing surfaces, but as Chinese civilization developed they proved themselves unsuitable because of their bulk and weight.