Cai Lun

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This is a Cheenese name; the faimlie name is Cai.
Cai Lun
An 18t-century Qing dynasty prent depictin Cai Lun as the patron o paper makin
Guiyang (the day Leiyang), Cheenae
Died121 (aged 73)
Han Palace o Luoyang, nou Luoyang, Henan Province, Cheenae
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese蔡倫
Simplified Chinese蔡伦

Cai Lun ([tsʰâi lwə̌n]; Cheenese: 蔡伦; AD 48– 121), coortesy name Jingzhong (敬仲), wis a Han dynasty Cheenese eunuch an offeecial. He is tradeetionally regairdit as the inventor o paper an the papermakin process, in forms recognisable in modren times as paper (as opponed tae papyrus). Awtho early forms o paper haed exeestit in Cheenae syne the 2nt century BC,[1] he wis responsible for the first signeeficant impruivement an staundartisation o paper-makin bi addin essential new materials intae its composeetion.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Needham 1985, pp. 38–40
  2. Needham 1985, p. 41

Citit soorces

  • Tsien, Tsuen-Hsuin; Needham, Joseph (1985). Science and Civilization in China: Volume 5: Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part 1: Paper and Printing. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-08690-6.