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An Introduction to the Traditional Abacus of China and Japan

Introduction Abacuses are commonly seen in ancient civilizations around the world as the convenient tool to do simple calculations. In this article, we will focus on the traditional abacuses in China and Japan, also known as suanpans (China) and sorobans (Japan). Etymology The Chinese word「算盤」, which is pronounced as “suanpan”, literally means “calculating tray” or […]