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					The Ancient Chinese Contribution to
    Printing and Paper-Making


  Presented by Xi Cheng, Pei-shan Chuang, Nancy Lai
                     EDTEC 671
                      May 2005
 Why this topic?

Make the familiar new

Explore ancient Chinese culture

Technologies

Activities
Who? What?
People interested in ancient Chinese
inventions
The origins of paper and movable type
The processes of paper-making and printing
by hand
The development of these technologies in
the East and West
Two Major Inventions
Paper: 105 AD by T’sai Lun




Movable type:1041 AD by Pi Sheng
(compared to c1450 AD by Gutenberg)
Exhibit Floorplan




                    Activity
Display of objects:Paper-making
Raw materials
Display of objects:Movable type
Sample Objects
  Artifacts
  Real




                      Back to Floorplan
Activities

Live demonstrations

Paper-making

Experimenting with
movable type
Paper-making
Selected steps
Technologies

 Video/Audio

 Text-based

 Exhibit website
Technology: Mobile Device



                     • USB
                     • USB 2.0
                     • Fire wire
                     • Bluetooth
                     • Infrared
                     • WiFi
Technology (cont.)
Mobile Devices
   Download exhibit information:
      Map
      Schedule of demonstrations and activities

      Descriptors of display (choice of language, level
       of details, age group)
   Announce upcoming activities: demo, exhibit
    contest details
Return on Investment
Attract visitors

Increase sales in museum stationary store

Stimulate interest in ancient China

Promote awareness of other cultures

				
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