Did the Teacup Hinder Chinese Scientific Progress?

Why China never pursued the development of glass

Erik Engheim

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British comedy quiz show, QI (Quite Interesting) on BBC One, once had an episode titled: Tea Cup Changed China’s History. In this episode, the host, Stephen Fry, explains how the Chinese teacup prevented China from having a scientific revolution.

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Erik Engheim

Geek dad, living in Oslo, Norway with passion for UX, Julia programming, science, teaching, reading and writing.