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Wei Boyang

Wei Boyang (Chinese: 魏伯陽) was a noted author and Chinese Taoist alchemist of the Eastern Han Dynasty.[1] He is the author of The Kinship of the Three, and is noted as the first person to have documented the chemical composition of gunpowder in 142 AD[2][3].


  1. ^ Italian site on Chinese alchemy (In English)
  2. ^ Peng, Yoke Ho. [2000] (2000). Li, Qi and Shu: An Introduction to Science and Civilization in China. Courier Dover Publications. ISBN 0486414450
  3. ^ Needham, Joseph. Cullen, C. [1976] (1976). Science and Civilisation in China. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521210283
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