Legacy of Ancient China

30 Apr

We will have a quiz on Lessons 3 and 4 on Friday. Watch some of the video clips on the Silk Roads or clips here. They support what we have learned in class and what you have read in your textbook. I am sure you will find even more information about the Qin, Han, Silk Roads and the legacy of ancient China in the videos. Post a comment and tell me something interesting you learned…maybe a new fact.




16 Responses to “Legacy of Ancient China”

  1. Advika April 30, 2014 at 5:58 am #

    In the first video, I found it interesting that when the British went to war against the Chinese, they noticed that the Chinese had paddleboats in their fleet. The British also had paddleboats, so they thought the Chinese were copying them, but actually, the Chinese invented paddleboats a thousand years earlier than the British!


  2. SeoYoung April 30, 2014 at 6:03 am #

    While watching the first video, I learned that the Chinese invented crossbows, and they got even more deadlier over time. It says that the ‘force of a hundred men could fire 2,000 arrows in 15 seconds.” Thousands of years later when the British invaded China, the Chinese still used crossbows to stand against them. The Chinese also invented the stirrups, allowing the soldiers to stay on the back of the horse. The Europeans didn’t have stirrups, so they had to grip the mane of the horse to stay on the back. However, the most interesting fact is that all these weapons they invented were created by the farmers, not the soldiers.


  3. Natsumi April 30, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    I watched the first and second video. I was really surprised when I heard that paddle boats, bows, guns, umbrellas were invented earlier than in Europe. I was always thinking that the Europeans invented them first. China also opened the first restaurant and people were able to eat outside cheaply. The Chinese was serving noodles there, and the Europeans took the idea back and invented the spaghetti. I’m really amazed with the ancient Chinese people’s knowledge!


  4. Daewon April 30, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    When I finished watching the video, I found out that many of the things we use today was invented in China, such as the crossbows, the deadly weapon from a long time ago. The crossbow was a really deadly weapon that a lot of arrows were fired in short amount of time. Also, the collar harness helped the economy of China by helping the farmers work more efficiently and increasing crop production. These kinds of inventions really helped China and the rest of th world.


  5. Min Jeong April 30, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    While watching the first video, I was really surprised that China invented a lot of important things like the crossbow, gun powder, umbrella, stirrups, and paddles. I was even more surprised because China was isolated from other countries. Also, the first restaurant was in China. I think these videos could help us a lot learning and reviewing Chinese inventions and history.


  6. Yoo Hyung An May 1, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    I watch first video. I really surprised that . Because Korean has special too . And china has special too ! , I knew how to trading . That step is so interesting and great !. There good at invented . And somethings using know too. I think china invented many invention and all country live very comfortable.


  7. Domenic May 2, 2014 at 6:43 am #

    I thought it was very interesting when the British thought the Chinese copied them since he Chinese had paddle boats in their fleet like the British did but the Chinese invented paddle boats way earlier than the British did and developed the technology on their own.


  8. Bak Ha May 3, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    In the first video, there was information about what ancient Chinese invented and how they used it. The most interesting part was that Chinese made paddle boats thousands years earlier than the Europeans. Also the fact that 800 men can ride the boat was surprising. Other great invention of ancient Chinese were the world first machine guns. In the part where it showed how the gun works, I was amazed by the knowledge of ancient Chinese.


  9. The Townsguy May 4, 2014 at 6:10 am #

    After watching the first the first video, I thought it was very interesting, and had a lot of information to offer the viewers. The most interesting part was when the British came to war against the Chinese. One thousand years before, the Chinese had invented small boats called “paddle boats”. After 1,000 years, the Chinese had confused the British. This was because the British had always claimed that paddle boats were there own. They had seen the Chinese with them, and they thought about how they would have gotten these from them. But the real answer was that the British never invented them in the first place! Although the Chinese were isolated, they had created such deadly weapons. These include crossbows, and weapons that has caused many deaths, gun powder, used for cannons and fireworks (both Chinese). They had also invented umbrellas, something that is widely used today.


    • Mr. Martin May 5, 2014 at 8:45 am #

      Very nice comment, Jeong Hee. Thanks for sharing you opinion.

      Mr. Martin


  10. Nao May 4, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    Hello everyone! I am learning about China at Japan


    • Mr. Martin May 5, 2014 at 8:42 am #

      Hi Nao,

      Great to hear from you. We miss you and hope you are doing well in Japan. It’s interesting you are learning about China. We just finished our unit and will begin our last unit, Greece. Please take care and keep in touch.

      Mr. Martin


  11. Jeonghee May 4, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    While I was watching the first video, I learned that China invented the crossbow, paddle boats, the iron plow, and other things. The part that interested me the most was about paddle boat. Paddle boats were invented in China thousands of years before the British. The British thought that Chinese copied their own idea of paddle boat after seeing China’s paddle boat. China created many deadly weapons, expecially crossbow, the strongest, lasted long, and high-tech secret weapon. It was much developed by Chinese. I think the most interesting information that I learned was that all the deadly weapons weren’t made by soldiers, but by farmers! The Iron plow had the greatest impact on world history. These early plows had wings to throw the soil and reduce friction.


  12. Tarun May 5, 2014 at 5:31 am #

    In the first video I learned that China created many inventions including the kite, gunpowder,umbrella, crossbow etc. The most interesting part for me was when the British thought the the Chinese copied their idea of a paddle. But the Chinese invented the technology long before.


  13. Rika May 15, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    When I finish watching first video, I surprised China invited so many important things for example crossbow, gun powder, umbrella, stirrups, and paddles. And most interesting part was that Chinese made paddle boats thousands years earlier than the Europeans. I think this videos are so helpful for us and it is easy to understand for us.


  14. Aditya August 12, 2014 at 6:01 am #

    Happy Birthday, fellow folks!


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