Sunday, November 29, 2009

MFS - Strange But true - People 10


Updated on MFS - Strange But True -People 10.Zheng He and his treasure ships.
Zheng He (about 1371–1435), was a Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral, who made the voyages along with Wang Jinghong to Southeast Asia, South Asia, and East Africa, collectively referred to as the travels of "Eunuch Sanbao to the Western Ocean" or "Zheng He to the Western Ocean", from 1405 to 1433.
Between 1405 and 1433, the Ming government sponsored a series of seven naval expeditions. Emperor Yongle designed them to establish a Chinese presence, impose imperial control over trade, and impress foreign peoples in the Indian Ocean basin. He also might have wanted to extend the tributary system.Zheng He was placed as the admiral in control of the huge fleet and armed forces that undertook these expeditions. Zheng He's first voyage consisted of a fleet of around 300 treasure ships holding almost 28,000 crew men (other sources say 200 ships).Read more about it on MFS,with 4 videoclips about this subject.

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