Ancient Chinese machinery

Kuo Hung Hsiao, Kuo Hung Hsiao, Hong Sen Yan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


There were numerous mechanical inventions in ancient China. This chapter introduces the historical development of ancient Chinese machinery and presents major mechanical members and mechanisms in ancient times, such as linkage mechanisms, cam mechanisms, gear mechanisms, and flexible connecting mechanisms (belts, ropes, and chains).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory of Mechanism and Machine Science
PublisherSpringer Netherland
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameHistory of Mechanism and Machine Science
ISSN (Print)1875-3442
ISSN (Electronic)1875-3426

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Mechanical Engineering


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