Who invented Chinese tea?

Answer According to Chinese legend, Emperor Shen Nong discovered tea around 2737 B.C., when some leaves from a nearby tree fell into a pot of boiling water. The brew smelled good, he tasted it, and tea wa... Read More »

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Who invented the Chinese fan?

The Chinese fan was invented by King Wu of the 11th century B.C. Zhou Dynasty. The idea likely originated from the umbrellas that were placed on top of carriages in the Shang Dynasty.References:Asi... Read More »

When was Chinese calligraphy invented?

The art of Chinese calligraphy, or sufra, is said to be roughly 4,000 years old. Chinese calligraphy is one of the four basic skills and disciplines of the Chinese literati along with Hua, or paint... Read More »

Where was Chinese calligraphy invented?

Legend says that Chinese was invented 4,600 years ago by a man named Cang Jie. However, the earliest examples of Chinese calligraphy were found in the village of Dinggong, in Shandong province--4,3... Read More »

When were Chinese umbrellas invented?

The Chinese umbrella was invented roughly 2,000 years ago although the exact date is unknown. The original umbrellas did not fold; the folding umbrella was devised about 1,700 years ago--also in Ch... Read More »