Start Dating in xiamen china

Dating in xiamen china

Chinese records show that tea was used medicinally during the Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD) but didn’t gain widespread popularity as a beverage until the around the Tang Dynasty (618–907 AD).

[ Wikipedia, BBC News ] Before the development of paper, the Chinese were using woodblock printing to print on silk.

The earliest surviving woodblock printed are silk fragments that date back to the Han Dynasty.

Another legend has it that European monks—who were sent to China in the sixth century to discover the secret of silk—smuggled some silkworm eggs out.

By the time Marco Polo arrived in China around 1270, eyeglasses (which he mentions in his accounts) were widely used in Chinese upper class.

9th century Chinese alchemists accidentally discovered it while searching for an elixir for immortality.

Its introduction to Europe around 1300 would have an enormous effect (the first recorded use was by English against the French in 1346).

12, 2005 ] Ice cream was invented in China around 200 BC, when the Chinese made a frozen mixture of milk, a rice mixture and snow.