bamboo and wooden slips (chinese: 简牍; pinyin: jiǎndú) were the main media for writing documents in china before the widespread introduction of paper during the first two centuries ad. (silk was occasionally used, but was prohibitively expensive.) the earliest surviving examples of wood or bamboo slips date from the 5th century bc during the warring states period.
k.t. wu 吳光清, 'the chinese book: its evolution and development', t'ien hsia monthly, vol.iii, no.i, august 1936, pp.25-33. after the period of oracle bones and shells, the use of bamboo and wood, which provided a more liberal space for writing, came into vogue. the exact origin of the use of ...
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one of the most impressive things about bamboo is how it sways with the breeze. this gentle swaying movement is a symbol of humility. the foundation of the bamboo is solid, yet it moves and sways harmoniously with the wind, never fighting against it.