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‘The greatest palace that ever was’: Chinese archaeologists find evidence of the fabled imperial home of Kublai Khan’s Yuan dynasty | South China Morning Post
Shamian Island (沙面岛) always stands high on the bucket-list of Guangzhou-bound travellers. Located in the southwest of the city’s Liwan urban district, Shamian originally means ‘sand flats’. 682 more words
AN04d_Ch.19: China Limits European Contacts: The Ming Dynasty
Timeline: 14th-17th C.
FQ: How were Cheng He’s voyages, and treatment, reflective of Ming Policy?
Main Idea: While Europe was recovering from the calamity of the plague, breaking the bonds of feudalism, and nurturing a mercantile spirit, China was attempting to revive an economy devastated by decades-long war. 873 more words
Diplomat, soldier, admiral and eunuch. Possibly, also, the model for Sinbad the Sailor. Chinese admiral Zheng He mapped the Indian Ocean from Japan to Kenya and conducted seven epic voyages across the “Western Seas” to cement centuries of Chinese dominance in trade and seafaring across the Indian Ocean. 2,372 more words