LU Ban (Lǔ Bān 鲁班)

Haiwang YUAN

Chinese tradition often attributes inventions to a legendary person, and Lu Ban, based on a real person named Gongshu Ban (who lived late sixth to early fifth century BCE), is regarded as the creator of many of the tools of carpentry, such as saws, squares, and planes.

China has a tradition of attributing an invention or a series of related inventions to a deified or legendary person. Lu Ban is therefore worshiped….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:15+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Science, Technology, and Medicine|Comments Off on LU Ban (Lǔ Bān 鲁班)

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