Evidence for the earliest coffins and urns have been found in China.
Chinese emphasis on showing respect for elders and ancestors by caring for your own body (which they provided you with by giving you life) was just as important as showing respect for theirs when they passed away.
The earliest existing example of woodblock printing is on a piece of hemp paper, dating from around 660 AD.
It is also the medium of choice for the oldest printed book, the printed in 868 AD during the Tang Dynasty.
Then, in 105 AD, a Han court eunuch named Cai Lun improved the process (he is often credited as the inventor of paper).
His process involved mashing up tree bark, hemp, linen and fishing nets and adding water until a wooden frame with a sieve of interwoven weeds could be immersed and removed from the mixture.
Europeans wouldn’t start using forks until roughly 4000 years later.