China is responsible for a lot of humanity’s industrial and scientific achievements. One of the most important advancements is papermaking. Without paper, language would be much harder to write, preserve and share.
Now, children can learn all about papermaking’s history and how it changed the world through the picture book The Story of Papermaking. The book, published by China Intercontinental Press, explains the evolution of written language and its media through beautiful pictures and simple, easy-to-read sentences.
The reader is taken on a journey, starting in ancient China when written language was underdeveloped. Each page presents interesting facts about written language and its medium. Children get to see language evolve from crude stone inscriptions, to wooden bamboo slips, and finally to paper. Each change in medium is supplemented with how the medium changed history.
The astonishing illustrations that accompany the story help children visualize the development of written language and keep them engaged throughout the book. These beautiful pictures also give children a glimpse into the past and provide a visual overview of China’s rich history.
This stunning and informative book is great for adults and children alike that want to learn more about how China has changed the world.
Order this beautiful picture book, or other books in the ‘Illustrated History of Chinese Science & Technology’ series, on thMart right now starting from just RMB46.
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