Retno Damayanthi

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  1. Compass, one of the inventions by people of Zheng and Qin Dynasty

    The compass may have been used during the 3rd century B.C., or perhaps, if old tales have any validity, even 300 years earlier. The earliest documentation that comes from the use of the compass was found in the 3rd century. “When the people of the State of Zheng go out in search of jade, they carry a south pointer with them so as not to lose their way in the mountains.” This quote was one of the earliest documentation which tell the use of a tool which they used to find their way of getting back home and not getting lost in their travels. The worlds first compass was first made in China during the Qin dynasty (221-206 B.C.), by balancing a piece of loadstone carved in the shape of a laddle on a round, bronze plate. The first person to use this tool was Zheng He (1371-1435), a moslem from the Yunnan province. By order of the emperor he made seven ocean voyages between 1405 and 1433.

    Comment by Dahlan | May 14, 2008 | Reply

  2. First banknotes in the world

    The use of paper money as a circulating medium is intimately related to shortages of metal for coins. In ancient China coins were circular with a rectangular hole in the middle. Several coins could be strung together on a rope. Merchants in China, if they became rich enough, found that their strings of coins were too heavy to carry around easily. To solve this problem, coins were often left with a trustworthy person, and the merchant was given a slip of paper recording how much money he had with that person. If he showed the paper to that person he could regain his money. Eventually from this paper money “jiaozi” originated.

    In the 600s there were local issues of paper currency in China and by 960 the Song Dynasty, short of copper for striking coins, issued the first generally circulating notes. A note is a promise to redeem later for some other object of value, usually specie. The issue of credit notes is often for a limited duration, and at some discount to the promised amount later. The jiaozi nevertheless did not replace coins during the Song Dynasty; paper money was used alongside the coins.

    The successive Yuan Dynasty was the first dynasty in China to use paper currency completely as the circulating medium. The original notes during the Yuan Dynasty were restricted in area and duration as in the Song Dynasty, but in the later course of the dynasty, facing massive shortages of specie to fund their ruling in China, began printing paper money without restrictions on duration. By 1455, in an effort to rein in economic expansion and end hyperinflation, the new Ming Dynasty ended paper money, and closed much of Chinese trade.

    Ming Dynasty notes are the earliest surviving paper money, of which the 1 Kuan is the most common. The note, 220mm x 340mm, is also one of the world’s largest banknote.

    Comment by Dahlan | May 14, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hello sir, how are you?

    Firstly I want to say thank you for your comments, those are valuable articles. Why don’t you put those articles to your own blog so that many people can see them? That’s just my suggestion and thank you so much for visiting my blog. I really appreciate it. I’m waiting for your next comments..

    Btw, how is Aussie? So far so good? Enjoy the course and cold weather..hehehe…
    Good luck for you sir! 🙂

    Comment by Retno Damayanthi | May 14, 2008 | Reply

  4. kreatif dan inofatif…mudah2an ini bisa membangun semangat yg yg bersangkutan maupun yg membacanya. dan bisa menjadi wadah bagi kreasi, apresiasi maupun seni juga ilmu pengetahuan.
    ini awal yg baik mungkin juga selanjutnya akan bertambah lebih baik..jiayou…

    Comment by hadi hao | May 16, 2008 | Reply

  5. Hadi xs, nin hao..

    Makasih comment-nya ya.. jiayou juga..
    Stay to keep in touch with us 🙂

    Comment by Retno Damayanthi | May 16, 2008 | Reply


    Comment by F415 | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  7. Makasih mas Faiz, jadi seneng. Hehehe…
    Btw, yang kreatif dan cantik, saya atau blog saya? 😀

    Comment by Retno Damayanthi | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  8. blognya, template-nya, juga orangnya……

    Comment by F415 | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  9. uuhh i’m blushing.. 🙂
    saya juga udah mengunjungi blognya mas faiz, bagus dan full of information.

    Comment by Retno Damayanthi | May 20, 2008 | Reply

  10. Eno … How a u ? Its long time we never met. I miss U.
    Why we never met although we work in the same place?
    I hope u dont forget me.

    Eno Good Job Finally u got something special from “Kabadan”.
    (The effort is good in result)Im very happy to hear that …

    Lets do the best !!
    Ca Yao …

    Comment by fynda | May 30, 2008 | Reply

  11. Hi Fynda..thanks for the comment.
    Actually who is your real name? Are you Dewi? From your email address, I’m nearly sure that you are dewi.. 😉
    Why do we never meet? Hmm maybe because we have been so busy with our own jobs recently. We’ll meet soon, i’ll be there after lunch to take something in a room in front of your room. hehehe..
    see ya

    Comment by Retno Damayanthi | May 30, 2008 | Reply

  12. Hello Champ, some new comers ready to challenge you, be cautious!

    Comment by Anton H Biantoro | June 4, 2008 | Reply

  13. Selamat ya Enno Laoshi atas kelulusannya…cieeeeee sekarang Sarjana..akhirnya! hehehe…selesai juga yak setelah 4 tahun berjuang..gongxi ni..semoga tahun depan bisa ke Zhongguo..

    Comment by riyalat | August 13, 2008 | Reply

  14. ass….blh iktn gabung??ada audisi perjalanan 3 wanita gak??

    Comment by Tha | October 4, 2008 | Reply

  15. blog bagus, pemilik yg cantik. jadi betah bertamu.

    trims telah mampir di rumah saya

    Comment by Zulmasri | November 2, 2008 | Reply

  16. Hi, just stopped in. Going to check out the place and hopefully have something to add.

    Carol M. Schreiber
    Attorney at Law
    Medical Malpractice Case Law

    Comment by CarolMSchreiber | January 26, 2009 | Reply

  17. ni hao de’no,

    apa kbr nih ?
    so pasti lu tau q-munk itu siapa kan ? ni de hao peng you lah he…he.. tapi sayang long time no see ( udah kyk iklan gw ye)
    kangen nih pengen kayak dulu, ngobrol,jajan, nongkrong di kansas, eh salah ya terakhir namanya kancut ya..
    de’ no gmn dah pny cowok baru blm? cerita-cerita donk kalo udah, gw ga sabar pengen kondangan tmpt lu.. he..he, amien 1jtx… salam buat papa mama ama semuanya jg ya de’ no

    Comment by q-munk | February 4, 2009 | Reply

  18. ren shi ni wo hen gao xing…q suka banget everything about china, budaya, foodsm and so on…tp akhir2 nie Q lagi gandrung searching n browsing tentang permasalahan “one china polcy”..menurutq menarik banget cieh, xlo laoshi da article tow bahan tentang one china polcy tow everything tentang reunifikasi china mau dong di bagi ilmunya..tow temen2 yang mau bantu aku e-mail q ya…
    xie xie nin

    Comment by hizbul_wathon | March 13, 2009 | Reply

  19. Aku cman ingin kasih kamu semangat! Dan teruslah berkarya untuk meramaikan blogger Indonesia, oke!
    Aku datang dengan sejuta harap
    Menanti setetes embun pagi
    tuk singkirkan keringnya hati
    tuk tautkan harap
    sambungan uluran tangan
    sembari teriakkan gempitanya torehan tinta

    Kusambangi dikau
    dengan untaian kata tak bermakna
    ukirkan indahnya rumah megahmu
    semoga kamu teringat slalu
    tuk jenguk rentanya gubukku
    sekedar torehkan tinta emasmu
    dihalaman BULENTIN tak bermaknaku
    agar jadi penyejuk hatiku!

    Salam knal buatmu slalu
    ku tunggu kunjungmu di
    agar harapku tak lagi layu.

    Comment by Agus Purwoko | December 13, 2009 | Reply

  20. sangat menarik, terima kasih

    Comment by online | January 5, 2010 | Reply

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