5 -- Saluting the fascinating world of Chinese maritime history, Ulysse Nardin honors the Zheng He
Treasure Boat in its new Classic Collection limited-edition enamel cloisonne timepiece.
Origins Zheng He
was born in 1371 in the southern China region of Yunnan to a Hui (a Muslim Chinese ethnic group) family.
, the Great Chinese Explorer is a bilingual English/Chinese picturebook about the amazing true-life story of Zheng He
(1371-1433), a visionary explorer of China during the Ming Dynasty.
Sen quickly reviews the history of travels by China's 1st century BCE Western Han envoy Zhang Qian and 15th century Admiral Zheng He
Six hundred year ago, China ruled the seas in an armada called the "Treasure Fleet," commanded by the Imperial eunuch, Zheng He
, formerly romanized as Cheng Ho.
China plans to sail the new ship within the next two years into the "western ocean," as the Chinese call it, as a re-enactment of the glorious voyages of its maritime hero, Muslim eunuch admiral Zheng He
The central figure of both books is the Chinese admiral, Zheng He
, who led a series of seven maritime expeditions to Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean between 1405 and 1433.
The journeys of the admiral Zheng He
, in the first decades of the 15th century, have the advantage of actually having taken place, and they were themselves decidedly epic: his enormous fleets travelled as far as the Persian Gulf and a good way down the east coast of Africa, spreading Chinese influence and collecting an amazing array of tributes and souvenirs.
Starting in 1405 the eunuch Admiral Zheng He
led a series of seven voyages from the shores of the Ming empire into the South China Sea and Indian Ocean.
In the book, Menzies writes that Admiral Zheng He
and his fleet circumnavigated the world in the fifteenth century and visited Australia long before any European explorers.
To ease worries about its intentions and to amass "soft power" in the littoral regions of East, Southeast, and South Asia, Beijing has enlisted Zheng He
(1371-1433), the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) "eunuch admiral" who commanded seven voyages of trade and discovery in these waters, setting sail for the first such cruise six centuries ago.
Pelayaran Zheng He
dan Alam Melayu, authored by Kong Yuanzhi, has a quite different focus.