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1421 : the Year China Discovered America?

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©2004.
Series: Films on demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Did China discover America? An amateur historian and former submarine commander in the British Navy, Gavin Menzies poses an argument that could change the way we perceive global history forever - that Chinese admirals discovered America and that ancient Chinese junks were the first to circle the earth. 1421: The Year China Discovered America?, a program based on Menzies best-selling book, presents a startling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
History
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2004
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 783245882
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 11 and up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (120 min.) : sound, color, digital file
Contents: Mystery of China's Imperial Fleet (1:24) --
Did the Chinese Fleet Reach America? (2:26) --
Rekindled Interest in Admiral Zheng He (2:43) --
Evidence of Early Map of the World (2:50) --
Ming Dynasty: 1368 --
1644 (4:00) --
Starfleet Building Docks (1:37) --
Reconstruction of Ming Treasure Junk (2:19) --
Recruitment of Sailors (3:24) --
Zheng He Embarks on 6th Voyage (2:32) --
Chinese Technology (1:38) --
Dangerous Sea Voyage (2:05) --
Power and Control (2:22) --
Chinese Fleet at Ceylon (1:51) --
Chinese Traders (2:08) --
Modern Calicut (2:52) --
Journey from India to Arabia (3:11) --
Arab Navigation (3:06) --
Hormuz Trading Ports (1:12) --
Excavations in Kalhat, Oman (1:42) --
Spices and Medicinal Herbs (1:25) --
Voyage to Africa (1:52) --
African Symbols of Wealth (0:58) --
Chinese Castaway Descendants (2:21) --
China's Hunger for the Exotic (4:10) --
Introduction to Part Two (0:23) --
The New Theories (1:26) --
Chinese Fleet Crosses Atlantic (1:21) --
Indian Port of Calicut (1:59) --
Italian Merchant Visits China (1:51) --
Fifteenth-Century Map of the World (2:10) --
Transatlantic Voyage of Chinese Fleet (1:54) --
1424 Chart of Identifiable Islands (4:15) --
Ming Star Fleet at Bimini (2:04) --
Bimini Road (1:35) --
DNA Evidence of Chinese Settlements (2:07) --
Chinese Observatories (4:05) --
Critics of Ming Fleet Theory (3:24) --
1424 Map: No Proof of Chinese Fleet (1:21) --
Lack of Evidence (1:39) --
Author's Manipulation of Facts (1:40) --
Misinterpretation of Words on Map (2:00) --
Chinese Fleet at Bimini? (3:14) --
Bimini's Unexplained Phenomena (1:12) --
Chinese Observatory in America? (2:51) --
Explorer Verrazano's Discoveries (2:23) --
Native Americans and DNA Link to Chinese (1:46) --
Critical Evidence Against Gavin Menzies (5:05) --
Gavin Menzies' Research (1:39) --
End of the Star Fleet (1:26) --
Credits: 1421: The Year China Discovered America? (0:46).
Series Title: Films on demand.
Other Titles: Year China Discovered America?
Responsibility: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).

Abstract:

Did China discover America? An amateur historian and former submarine commander in the British Navy, Gavin Menzies poses an argument that could change the way we perceive global history forever - that Chinese admirals discovered America and that ancient Chinese junks were the first to circle the earth. 1421: The Year China Discovered America?, a program based on Menzies best-selling book, presents a startling journey of adventure and exploration that could turn the conventional view of world history on its head. This fascinating documentary examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Admiral Zhen - exposing the tale of his 30-year command of a gigantic Ming fleet; his daring voyages and achievements and the mystery he unwittingly created, that would tantalize the world ... 500 years later.

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