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Zheng He : tracing the epic voyages of China's greatest explorer

Author: [text and photographs by] Michael Yamashita ; [historical introductions by Gianni Guadalupi]. ; Michael S Yamashita; Gianni Guadalupi
Publisher: Vercelli, Italy : White Star Publishers, 2006.
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Over 28 years during the beginning of the 15th century, Admiral Zheng He made seven voyages, visiting 30 countries. With his fleet of hundreds of junks, he travelled from Southeast Asia to Africa, from India to the Middle East, gathering riches, scientific knowledge, fame, and power for his emperor. He came close to conquering the world, until the Ming Dynasty's power shrivelled and the explorer's accomplishments  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yamashita, Michael S.
Zheng He.
Vercelli, Italy : White Star Publishers, 2006
(OCoLC)659935734
Named Person: He Zheng; He Zheng
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: [text and photographs by] Michael Yamashita ; [historical introductions by Gianni Guadalupi]. ; Michael S Yamashita; Gianni Guadalupi
ISBN: 8854401641 9788854401648
OCLC Number: 74825441
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: 447 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Zheng He : the seven voyages of the grand eunuch / Gianni Guadalupi --
China : the middle kingdom conquers the seas --
The South China Sea : Nanyang : the southern ocean --
The Indian Ocean : en route to Calicut --
The Arabian Sea : trade winds to Mecca --
The Swahili Coast : in the land of the giraffes.
Responsibility: [text and photographs] Michael Yamashita ; [historical introductions by Gianni Guadalupi ; translated by Sarah Ponting ; English editor, Elizabeth Bibb].
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Over 28 years during the beginning of the 15th century, Admiral Zheng He made seven voyages, visiting 30 countries. With his fleet of hundreds of junks, he travelled from Southeast Asia to Africa, from India to the Middle East, gathering riches, scientific knowledge, fame, and power for his emperor. He came close to conquering the world, until the Ming Dynasty's power shrivelled and the explorer's accomplishments were all but forgotten. In this volume, acclaimed photojournalist Michael Yamashita traces each journey made by Zheng He, and pays tribute to the remarkable achievements of this early intrepid explorer. Following an insightful historical introduction, Yamashita presents the details of each voyage, chronicling the interactions and commercial exchanges, and documenting, through his exceptional photographs, the diverse locales Zheng He discovered over close to three decades of intense exploration.

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