In the tradition of Barbara Tuchman and Jonathan Spence, former veteran National Geographic staff writer Louise Levathes delivers a vivid, you-are-there. When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne Louise Levathes, Author Simon & Schuster $23 (p) ISBN. When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, – By Louise Levathes. New York: Simon and Schuster, pp. $

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Chapter 1, The Yi Peoples. Copyrights When China Ruled the Seas: View the Lesson Plans. Chapter 2, Confucians and Curiosities. As evidenced by the material, Levathes has written with the detached manner and style of a teacher.

Family, Fields, and Ancestors: Chapter 10, The Last Voyage. East Wind Tom Buchanan. When China Ruled the Seas Embed. The first Emperor of the Ming Dynasty was Zhu Yuanzhang who was greatly influenced by the teachings of Confucius who strongly opposed China’s entering into trade relations with foreign countries.

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China in World History Paul S. Contemporary is lamic Law in Indonesia Arskal Salim. His successors either ascribed to the Confucians who were against trade or were unsuccessful in their bids to return China to a dominant force on the high seas. A hundred years before Columbus and his fellow Europeans began making their way to the New World, fleets of giant Chinese junks commanded by the eunuch admiral Zheng He and filled with the empire’s finest porcelains, lacquerware, and silk ventured to the edge of the world’s “four corners.

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When China Ruled the Seas

Chapter 10, The Last Voyage. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying When China Ruled the Seas: He saw to it that the fleet always had a supply of Chinese brass rulers, scales and other measuring devices ryled well as books on Confucianism and Buddhism to distribute in foreign lands.

Chapter 9, Fires in the Forbidden City. Threat to the West or Model for the Rest? Media When China Ruled the Seas.

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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Chapter 1, The Yi Peoples.

The period of China’s greatest outward expansion was followed by the period of its greatest isolation. Epilogue, A People Called Baijini.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Epilogue, A People Called Baijini. Confucians held the belief that dealing with foreigners held only peril for China. Drawing on eye-witness accounts, official Ming histories, and African, Arab, and Indian sources, Levathes offers a stunning portrait of the rise and fall of China’s sesa navy–one hundred years before Columbus–boasting the largest wooden boats ever built, technically superior vessels that predated European ships by centuries.

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But instead, China rulef inward, as suceeding emperors forbade overseas travel and stopped all building and repair of oceangoing junks. When China Ruled the Seas: Chapter 7, Emissaries of the Dragon Throne.

When China Ruled the Seas – Louise Levathes – Oxford University Press

Go directly to our online catalogue. This section contains words approx. Drawing on eye-witness accounts, official Ming histories, and African, Arab, and Indian sources, many translated for the first time, Levathes brings readers inside China’s most illustrious scientific and technological era.

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