What revolutionary invention of human history originated in 7th to 10th century CE Tang Dynasty China (and was colloquially known as feiqian?

Answer: Paper money. Feiqian can be translated as “flying cash”. At this time most of the world continued to exchange money through gold, silver and copper. Ths system of paper money was set up during another coin shortage in the reign of Emperor Xian Zong (806-820).

Source: A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor

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