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Zheng He and the Treasure Fleet 1405-1433

Rozario, Paul

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ISBN 10: 9812480900 / ISBN 13: 9789812480903
Published by SnP Editions, Singapore, 2005
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Zheng He and the Treasure Fleet 1405-1433

Publisher: SnP Editions, Singapore

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

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Admiral Zheng He is a major historical figure in China and a great explorer in the history of navigation. An Admiral under the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Zheng He undertook a total of seven epic voyages between 1405 and 1433, spanning over 30 countries throughout the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. These historic voyages are, to this day, the largest maritime expeditions in world history. With 200 ships and a crew of 28,000 men, Admiral Zheng He’s “Treasure Fleets” set sail on trade and scientific research missions from South China to as far away as East Africa, the Middle East, India, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. There has long been speculation that the fleet circumnavigated and mapped the world, including America, a century before Magellan. While Zheng He and his phenomenal voyages has been the subject of ongoing study for centuries, research on this subject has never been more lively than during the past two decades. From China to Mombasa and Africa’s Swahili Coast, Zheng He and the Treasure Fleet takes us in the wake of Admiral Zheng and his fleet on a 21st Century voyage of discovery, retracing his steps and revisiting his ports of call, to give an enlightened perspective on historical sites and present-day customs with links to the past. This year commemorates the 600th anniversary of Admiral Zheng He’s first voyage in 1405, and witnesses the dawning of many theories about Zheng He’s expeditions across the disciplines of history, scholarship, Asian Studies, Chinese and Ming Dynasty scholars exploration, cartography, naval studies, oceanography and engineering. This book is a timely and groundbreaking work, combining meticulous research with lavish four-color maps, illustrations, prints and photographs. It is a sublime combination of the efforts of celebrated reference writer and author Paul Rozario, a collection of international photographers, and a Singapore-based editorial and production team that has won numerous awards in editorial excellence and design distinction across Asia, the United States and Europe.

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Paul Rozario is a full-time professional published writer and editor who has managed illustrated reference, travel and art book projects since 2000. Books he has authored include Liberia, Bolivia and Libya in the “Countries of the World” series and Fiesta! Tunisia and Fiesta! Kenya in the “Fiesta!” series. He was the editor of the “Destination Dream” series (both English and French editions), including Destination Dream Cuba: Caribbean Enigma, Destination Dream French Polynesia: Pearl of the Pacific and Destination Dream Himalayan Kingdom: Roof of the World. He also acquired Four Centuries of Silver: Silver Adornment in the Qing Dynasty and After for his publishing company. A graduate of Oxford, London and New York Universities, he is an avid traveler who has experienced life in places as far away as Djibouti on the Red Sea and Haiti in the Caribbean.

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