Cai Lun invented paper-蔡伦造纸-A story about a historical person in China

This episode is about  Cai Lun invented paper-蔡伦造纸-This is a great source for AP students and Advanced level to talk about a historical person in China for cultural presentation.

蔡伦造纸 By Xuemei Li

古代的时候,没有纸,人们只好在竹子上或丝绸布上写字。竹子很便宜,可是很重,读书和写字都非常的不方便。丝绸很轻,可是特别贵,人们都买不起丝绸做的纸来写字。有一个叫做蔡伦的人,他非常喜欢读书和写字。他既不喜欢用竹子来写字,也不喜欢用丝绸布来写字。他决心要制造出一种又轻又便宜的纸。他做了很多的试验,最后终于想到了一个好办法。他把树皮、草和破布等等切碎以后放入水中煮一煮,然后就造成了又轻又好的纸。这个方法造出来的不仅可以回收废物利用,而且造出来的纸很便宜,所以大家都买得起纸了。于是,大家都能读书和写字了。蔡伦造纸是中国古代四大发明之一。蔡伦和他造的纸改变了全世界。

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