Technology and Civilization in Ancient China

SDG 4: Quality Education
  • Original Title: 中国古代科技文明
  • Year: 2011
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Learning & Education
  • Producer: Zhang Xiaolin
  • Organisation: Information Center of China Association for Science and Technology
  • Country: China

Technology and Civilization in Ancient China is an e-learning and education website for the development and dissemination of ancient Chinese scientific techniques. China is the birthplace of silk and porcelain, where paper-making, printing, gunpowder and the compass were invented. The website contains a vast amount of information, with over two hundred thousand words of text, 1,500 images, and more than 100 movies divided into a Chinese-language section, an English-language section, and a discussion forum. The website is keenly devoted to disseminating scientific understanding, explaining the creative process behind scientific principles, and using modern multi-media methods to make ancient inventions come alive. Technology and Civilization in Ancient China uncovers their underlying scientific reasoning, displaying the value and wisdom of ancient Chinese technology, a centrepiece of our human heritage, to today's world.