Friday, December 19, 2014

Celebrating the Legacy of a Chinese Explorer - NYTimes.com

Celebrating the Legacy of a Chinese Explorer - NYTimes.com:



 "MALACCA, Malaysia — When Zheng He, the seafaring eunuch explorer of the Chinese Ming dynastic court, guided boats packed with porcelain to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, he brought giraffes back to China and founded stockades along the shipping lanes of Southeast Asia."



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