Space travel as exploration
attention turns to science and exploration. These are not the necessary allies they often appear to be. They evolved independently and only valenced during the 18th ... and contracting. Ming China launched seven dazzling voyages of discovery, and then ...
Coming to America: Who Was First?
During the next seven years ... group of scholars and amateur historians led by Gavin Menzies, a retired British Naval officer. It asserts that a Muslim-Chinese eunuch-mariner from the Ming Dynasty discovered America — 71 years before Columbus.
China's growing might and the spirit of Zheng He
The Beijing leadership has paid tribute to the outward-looking policies of the Ming dynasty during the 15th century ... by China as a remarkable commander whose voyages of exploration and goodwill led to the exchange of knowledge and goods as far afield ...
Globalization, A Pictorial History
An empire would rise only to have barbarians invade from the periphery and establish a new dynasty. The Ming Dynasty which got underway ... In 1488 they rounded the Cape of Good Hope. This led to voyages of exploration that eventually took them all the ...
Ancient Chinese Explorers
Enlarge Photo credit: Pierre Corrade When the Han Chinese overthrew the Mongols and founded the Ming dynasty ... led Zheng He to believe that his missions were under special divine protection. The emperor launched Zheng He's fourth and most ambitious ...