Paper journey

Posted by Bob on April 25, 2003

In Reply to: Paper journey posted by Mei on April 25, 2003

: Hi,

: I got some trouble in undersanding the following sentence. Could anyone do me a favor?

: Significantly, paper would not begin its slow journey to the world beyond China for another 500 years, when Buddhist priests initially took it to Korea and Japan.

: Thanks a lot

: Mei
"paper" in this case means "the knowledge and use of paper." Paper, invented and used first in China, was unknown to the rest of the world - for 500 years - until the technology began its "journey" from one continent to another.