East Met West

East Met West - East Met West I. Zheng He the man...

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East Met West I. Zheng He the man (1371-1433) A Chinese Muslim B. Rose to a general in Ming Court 1.2. Zheng He and his oversea voyages 1.2.1 The reason for his oversea voyages A. To display the glory of Chinese civilization and the power of Chinese empire B. No economic motives 1.2.2. Zheng He’s seven oversea voyages A. From 1405 to 1433 he led seven oversea voyages to explore the Indian Ocean. 1.2.3. Zheng He’s fleet The largest fleet of the world at the time 1.3 The end of China’s oversea exploration 1. China was traditionally a land-oriented country 2. The financial burden of oversea voyages 3. Threat from northern frontier (the Mongols) 1.4 An argument on Zheng He’s voyages Book recently written by Gavin Menzies by british publisher which argues that the Chinese (the East) actually discovered the America 1. Chinese “discovered” the America’s first? 2. Why bother? 3. Solid evidence? 4. A larger context.
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2010 for the course HIST 1110 taught by Professor Bartlett during the Spring '07 term at Kennesaw.

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