Article ID: CBB001210021

On the History of Ancient Chinese Lime (2011)


The time to calcine lime was quite early in ancient China,but the history about the fact failed to cause enough attention of academic circles.Archaeological study indicates that in the site of ancient cultural remains of the Qi's Jia( ) in the upper reaches of the Yellow River 4000 years ago,the lime was used to paint the wall.And the earliest record of lime was Zhou Li( ) in which the "charcoal of clam" was calcined with shells.From Han to Ming and Qing Dynasties,lime in China was mostly calcined with limestone and widely used.And it played an important role in daily life,military war,curing disease,funeral custom and even in Taoist's activities of making pills of immortality.

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Authors & Contributors
Rohleder, Johannes
Zhang, Baichin
Golas, Peter J.
Tegethoff, F. Wolfgang
Kroker, Evelyn
Ning, Xiaoyu
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine
Kexue Jishu yu Bianzhengfa (Science, Technology, and Dialectics)
Guangxi Minzu Xueyuan Xuebao
Journal of Historical Geography
Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Liaoning jiaoyu chubanshe
University of Chicago Press
East Asia, civilization and culture
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Transmission of ideas
Fang, Yizhi
Smogulenski, Jean-Nicolas
Xue, Fengzuo
Lansberge, Philip van
Jie, Xuan
Time Periods
Qing dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
Ming dynasty (China, 1368-1644)
17th century
16th century
Han dynasty (China, 202 B.C.-220 A.D.)
Yellow River (China)

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