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Title: Chinese Yo-yo History
Post by: J_J777 on March 19, 2006, 09:34:05 PM
hey I'm going to go to the middle school to tell the kids (yes I'm a kid but i'm a high schooler so yeah  :) ) about diabolo for diversity day.  I need to find out how it became in chinese culture and I need help!  I can't really find anything, so if anybody has any info, please post!  thanks

Title: Chinese Yo-yo History
Post by: Duncan on March 19, 2006, 11:28:28 PM
Have you tried Wikipedia yet for some info? Thats usually a good starting place if un-academic


This isn't very scholarly, but it came up on a google search and seems interesting.


Again, not very scholarly, but a starting point.

Hope this helps a bit.

Title: Chinese Yo-yo History
Post by: J_J777 on March 20, 2006, 12:59:14 AM
Sorry, I should've made it clearer.  I need it to be the chinese yo yo instead of diabolo because diabolo isn't chinese... sorry.  and I've been to those sites and I found on many sites that say it was invented in the ming dynasty but the first link you gave said it was created about 2000 years before that!  I dunno but thank you for your effort.
Title: Chinese Yo-yo History
Post by: Mithew on March 21, 2006, 02:11:51 AM
How specific do you really need to get?  From what I remember from last years presentations, they all stunk, and no one payed attention.  Just tell a few basic details (eg, It originated in china) and then show them, that'll keep them interested.     (By the way, its so unfair you're getting out of school for that...I should be in the presentation, asian pride!!!).
Title: Chinese Yo-yo History
Post by: Matt_ on March 21, 2006, 03:23:53 AM
make it all up. i'm not joking at all. make up a bunch of crap, then bust out some skills afterward.
Title: Chinese Yo-yo History
Post by: JoKo on March 23, 2006, 09:31:27 PM
Found some stuff if you are interested?

This game was invented in China somewhere between the 4th and 3rd millenium B.C.  At that time it was given many names, such as "Kouen-gen", during the Han dynasty (since 206 B.C.), wich means: "make the hollow bamboo stick whistle". In fact, in china, Diabolos are still made out of bamboo with openings on the sides that create a whistling sound when spinning.

Apart from that i cant find anthing else sorry but it seems no one really knows about where it alll started.

But i agree with Matt just make somthing that sounds good and then bust out some tricks that will leave them wanting to get one.
Title: Chinese Yo-yo History
Post by: Shawn Fumo on March 27, 2006, 05:11:54 AM
This isn't related to history, but I thought this was pretty interesting:

Sounds like people are still using the one-sided diabolos in China, which is really cool. Looks like the plastic/metal model is pretty well-made too..

Title: Re: Chinese Yo-yo History
Post by: The Void on January 09, 2019, 02:50:56 PM
Hypernecropost, but I saw some nice old pics on twitter:
Title: Re: Chinese Yo-yo History
Post by: Arjan on January 11, 2019, 12:19:43 PM
Nice find!
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