Ann Martin Bowler's Adventures of the Treasure Fleet. China Discovers the World PDF

By Ann Martin Bowler

ISBN-10: 1462907903

ISBN-13: 9781462907908

Were you aware that eighty five years sooner than Columbus came upon the US, chinese language ships longer than a soccer box sailed hundreds of thousands of miles via unknown oceans and visited greater than 30 international locations? it truly is real! Adventures of the Treasure Fleet is the superb tale of those seven epic voyages and their larger-than-life commander, Admiral Zheng He.

Beginning in 1405, Admiral Zheng He led greater than three hundred giant, brightly-painted ships around the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean and all of the method to the far-off coast of Africa. The admiral and his team battled pirates and raging storms, and have been surprised via the folk and methods of existence in far-off lands. At every one port, chinese language items have been traded for pearls, necessary stones, herbs and drugs that have been given as tribute to China's strong emperor while the ships' lower back home.

Filled with historic proof, Adventures of the Treasure Fleet brings a lovely piece of historical past to lifestyles. Gracefully instructed and beautifully...

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Most, but not all, of the events mentioned in Adventures of the Treasure Fleet occurred during the first voyage. The storm, Saint Elmo’s fire, pirate encounter, as well as the events in Champa, Java, and Calicut occurred during the first voyage, while the events in Malacca and Siam stretched over several voyages. The fleet first visited the Arabian Peninsula during the fourth voyage, and Africa was visited on the fifth voyage. Acknowledgments: The author wishes to thank Eric Oey, Nancy Goh, Erin Dealey, John Stucky, and her family for their help and support on this project.

He gave me a beautiful seal. ” When the Malacca fort was completed, Zheng He sailed swiftly to Siam. After Zheng He’s first visit, Malacca’s Prince Parameswara traveled to China in 1405. During his visit, the emperor gave him an official seal that proclaimed Malacca an outpost of the Ming empire. But Malacca’s neighbor, Siam, believed Malacca belonged to them. The king of Siam captured Parameswara and snatched the official seal. Outraged, the emperor ordered that the seal should be returned and Parameswara released.

Ann Martin Bowler For Father, with whom all things are possible. And for the child in all of us. K. Tay-Audouard Author’s note: Adventures of the Treasure Fleet is historical fiction. The story is based on seven Chinese naval voyages that took place between 1405 and 1433. Each event mentioned in the story actually occurred during one of the voyages, though fictional details have been added for the reader’s enjoyment. At the bottom of each episode is a summary of historically agreed facts. Diaries of crew members and plaque inscriptions were the primary sources used in writing this book.

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