Like the Han and the Tang Dynasties, the Song Dynasty
was a time of wonderful invention and art. Chinese opera began during
this period, as did the art of paper cutting.
So many things were invented during the Song Dynasty
that this period in history is sometimes referred to as China's Age of
... Out of all the wonderful things that Marco Polo discovered in the
Song Dynasty, he was most most impressed by the fabulous new creation,
the Rainbow Bridge.
It was called the Rainbow Bridge because of the way it
was bent - in the shape of a rainbow.
of Invention - The Song Dynasty
Did Chinese Opera Come About?