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Enduring charm of traditional calculating devices

Updated: Nov 18, 2021 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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Copper abacus with dragon motifs in the shape of a wheel, from the collection of the Mingcuigu Scenic Spot Abacus Museum [Photo/cfp.cn]

Can you calculate with an abacus? Let's visit the Mingcuigu Scenic Spot Abacus Museum in Yichang, Hubei province, to learn more about this device. Using an abacus, a process known as “zhusuan”, is, an example of Chinese intangible cultural heritage that has been used for thousands of years! You will be dazzled by their different shapes and designs.

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