1421

1421

The Year China Discovered the World

Book - 2002
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On 8 February 1421 the largest fleet the world had ever seen sailed from its base in China. The ships, 500 foot long junks made from the finest teak and mahogany, were led by Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony. Their journey would last over two years and circle the entire globe.
Publisher: London ; Toronto : Bantam Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780593050781
0593050789
Branch Call Number: 951.026/MEN 4565 1
Alternative Title: Fourteen twenty-one

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76moring
May 31, 2013

Worth to revisit the history.

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goglover
Oct 23, 2008

Not bad -- makes a good case but it ignores the contradiction -- Charts are described as amazing accurate in some places. In others wrong until he corrects for 6 foot difference (lower) in sea level then accurate.

A lot of time spent showing how the Chinese measured longtitude.

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21288004246712
Oct 05, 2008

real or fantasy?

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