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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View a FREE sample. Follow Us on Facebook. Zhu Di chiba to be farsighted, as China’s economy prospered and its prestige grew from the strong trade relations that were fostered with other countries. View the Study Pack.
With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Levathes certainly has the background and credentials to have penned the account of China’s maritime dominance during the Ming Dynasty.
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Get When China Ruled the Seas: When China Ruled the Seas: China in World History Paul S. Family, Fields, and Ancestors: Chapter 9, Fires in the Forbidden City. Get When China Ruled the Seas: Zhu Yuanzhang ascribed to these Confucian views and did not develop a navy. First venturing out in the China Seas and reaching many strategic trading locations in Asia, the famous treasure fleet of the Ming Loujse eventually voyaged as far as the African coast and the Middle East.
When China Ruled the Seas The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, Louise Levathes 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 great navy–one hundred years before Columbus–boasting the largest wooden boats ever built, technically superior vessels that predated European ships by centuries.
Chapter 2, Confucians and Curiosities.
When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, Summary & Study Guide
Open Road Distribution Publication Date: China from the s to Second Edition Jack Gray. Chapter 1, The Yi Peoples. In she was a visiting scholar at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and Chapter 1, The Yi Peoples. During the Zhu Di’s declining years, he moved his capital to the newly constructed Forbidden City which caught fire soon after its seqs. Disobedient merchants and seamen were killed, and within a hundred years the greatest navy the world had ever known willed itself into extinction.
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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. Randall Peerenboom Request examination copy. There is archaeological evidence that the Yi people traveled as far as South and Central America. Chapter 4, The Treasure Fleet. Depression over the loss of the Forbidden City and an economic downturn in his country, led Zhu Di to adjust some major policies.
Chapter 3, The Prisoner and the Prince. During the brief period from toseven epic expeditions brought China’s “treasure ships” across the China Seas and the Indian Ocean, from Taiwan to the spice islands of Indonesia and the Malabar coast of India, on to the rich ports of the Persian Gulf and down the African coast, China’s “El Dorado,” and perhaps even to Australia, three hundred years before Captain Cook was credited with its discovery.
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Chapter 9, Fires in the Forbidden City. View the Study Pack. Chapter 10, The Last Voyage. She leathes in Washington, D. In When China Ruled the SeasLouise Levathes takes a fascinating and unprecedented look at this dynamic period in China’s enigmatic history, focusing on China’s rise as a naval power that literally could have ruled the world and at its precipitious plunge into isolation when a new emperor ascended the Dragon Throne.
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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. She sheds new light on the historical and cultural context in which this great navy thrived, as well as the perception of other cultures toward this little understood empire at the time.
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Chapter 10, The Last Voyage. Chapter 2, Confucians and Curiosities.