Invention of Paper in China

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The Invention of Paper in China Introduction Have you ever thought what life would be like without paper? Have you ever considered how many uses there are for paper? What about who came up with the idea for paper and where paper came from? Paper is one of those objects that we just take for granted. For our lifetimes it has always been around. We have never knows what it would be like to have to document something on anything but paper. Prior to the invention of paper, what was used to record information? If you have ever asked yourselves those questions, we have the answers. Fortunately, for us, we know that the Chinese invented the method of creating paper back around 105 A.D. Since then paper has been utilized for many…show more content…
(The Education System, 2011). Religion in China has many forms. Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam can all be found in China. Traditionally, Communists consider religious practices anti-socialist and due to this many centers of worship were forced to close and religious leaders were persecuted before and during the Cultural Revolution which occurred between 1966 and 1977. Today, people have more religious freedom but in general, the Chinese government keeps a close watch on their activities. (Chinese Cultural Studies, 2011). Today, China is considered a newer player in the high-tech industry. China has transitioned from being a labor-intensive country to being an emerging leader in innovation. Much of this can be attributed to the support of the Chinese Government which has provided incentives to encourage companies to innovate while discouraging low-end manufacturers from operating in many parts of the country. Due to the shift in focus from low-cost manufacturing to innovation, it is expected that the need to find alternate sources to produce products traditionally produced in China could cause the prices of such items to rise across the globe. (Barboza, 2008). History of paper When paper was first created, it was used to record important events and data. However, paper has not been around forever so before paper the turtle shell, animal bone, golden stone, bamboo slips, wood and cloth were used for recording data and

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