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The History of Silk in Ancient China

Of all Chinese inventions, silk (絲 sī) is perhaps the oldest. Traces of silk fabric have been found among remains from around 1300 B.C....

The Legendary Silk Road

The Silk Road connected the famous big cities of China with those of India, and reached all the way to the Mediterranean Sea from...

Silk Weaving, One of Ancient China’s Greatest Inventions

Among ancient China’s greatest inventions, silk weaving would have to be near the top of the list. Silk comes from a natural protein fiber...

Su Embroidery: The Ancient Art of Painting With a Needle

Su embroidery, Xiang embroidery, Yue embroidery, and Shu embroidery are China’s four famous types of embroidery. Su brocade in general includes the embroidery produced in...

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Thunderstorms often provoke violent cloud bursts that can result in devastating flooding. But what actually spawns thunderstorms and cloud bursts? This question has spurred...