China Notes May 10 - China Notes*Make sure you find your...

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China Notes May 10, 2017 *Make sure you find your thesis sentence for your research paper. - it must be about China and something else that China deals with. - Preferably a modern topic (use sources from the New York Times Review: What is Ancient China all about? - It was about changing powers - A constant change of different dynasty’s - About the laws - Its about finding yourself with religions and who/how you should be as a Chinese person - Ancient China was the center of everything A Century of Humiliation (1842-1949) Zheng He (1371-1433) o Court eunuch, mariner, explorer, diplomat, and fleet admiral during the early Ming dynasty o Zheng commanded expeditionary voyages to southeast Asia, South Asia, Western Asia, and East Africa from 1405 to 1433 At the same time, Columbus and Vasco de Gama were voyaging also Zheng started a hundred years earlier. Zheng traveled on ships that were 400ft long and crews of 1000 men and enough food to last them years. They even had tubs of earth that could let them grow food on the ships. Returned with extravagant gifts, like a giraffe (the emperor thought it was a unicorn… apparently, it is a sign or peace and prosperity, meaning that the emperor it a good ruler)

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