5th century BCE Kite

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Mozi, Lu Ban aerodynamics


The story of kites


Success with kites

Mozi tried hard during the Warring States period to dissuade states from fighting each other. He worked for the state of Song and Lu Ban worked for the state of Chu. Mozi walked to Chu to defeat Lu Ban in a series of nine war games. He claimed that he had taught his methods to the soldiers of Song. This forced the ruler of Chu to cancel his war plan.

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