When China ruled the seas : the treasure fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433 (Audiobook on CD, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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When China ruled the seas : the treasure fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433

Author: Louise Levathes
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English
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[In this book, the author] brings readers inside China's most illustrious scientific and technological era. She sheds new light on the historical and cultural context in which this great civilization thrived, as well as the perception of other cultures toward this little understood empire at the time.-Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: He Zheng; He Zheng
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Levathes
OCLC Number: 65215503
Notes: Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996, ©1994.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Yi peoples --
Confucians and curiosities --
Prisoner and the Prince --
Treasure fleet --
Destination, Calicut --
Strange kingdoms of Malacca and Ceylon --
Emissaries of the Dragon Throne --
Auspicious appearance of Celestial animals --
Fires in the Forbidden city --
The last voyage --
Sultan's bridge --
Epilogue: People called Baijini.
Other Titles: Treasure fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433
Responsibility: Louise Levathes.

Abstract:

[In this book, the author] brings readers inside China's most illustrious scientific and technological era. She sheds new light on the historical and cultural context in which this great civilization thrived, as well as the perception of other cultures toward this little understood empire at the time.-Dust jacket.

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