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The Resource When China Ruled the Seas : the Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433, Louise Levathes

When China Ruled the Seas : the Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433, Louise Levathes

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When China Ruled the Seas : the Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433
Title
When China Ruled the Seas
Title remainder
the Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433
Statement of responsibility
Louise Levathes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One hundred years before Columbus and his fellow Europeans began their voyages of discovery, fleets of giant junks commanded by the eunuch admiral Zheng He and filled with the empire's finest porcelains, lacquerware, and silk ventured to the world's "four corners." Seven epic expeditions brought China's treasure ships across the China Seas and Indian Ocean, from Japan to the spice island of Indonesia and the Malabar Coast of India, on to the rich ports of the Persian Gulf and down the East African coast, to China's "El Dorado," and perhaps even to Australia, three hundred years before Captain Cook's landing. It was a time of exploration and expansion, but it ended in a retrenchment so complete that less than a century later, it was a crime to go to sea in a multimasted ship. In When China Ruled the Seas, Louise Levathes takes a fascinating and unprecedented look at this dynamic period in China's enigmatic history, focusing on the country's rise as a naval power that briefly brought half the world under its nominal authority. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, official Ming histories, and African, Arab, and Indian sources, many translated for the first time, Levathes brings readers inside China's most illustrious scientific and technological era. She sheds new light on the historical and cultural context in which this great civilization thrived, as well as the perception of China by other contemporary cultures. Beautifully illustrated and engagingly written, When China Ruled the Seas is the fullest picture yet of the early Ming dynasty-the last flowering of Chinese culture before the Manchu invasion."
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VALIL
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Levathes, Louise
Dewey number
951.026
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS753.6.C48
  • DS753.6.C48
LC item number
  • L48 2014
  • L48 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Zheng, He
  • Statesmen
  • Explorers
  • China
  • Zheng, He
  • HISTORY
  • Commerce
  • Explorers
  • Statesmen
  • China
Label
When China Ruled the Seas : the Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433, Louise Levathes
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Publication
Distribution
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pronunciation Guide to Major Figures -- Chinese Dynasties -- Prologue: Phantoms in Silk -- 1 The Yi Peoples -- 2 Confucians and Curiosities -- 3 The Prisoner and the Prince -- 4 The Treasure Fleet -- 5 The Treasure Fleet -- 6 The Strange Kingdoms of Malacca and Ceylon -- 7 Emissaries of the Dragon Throne -- 8 The Auspicious Appearance of the Celestial Animals -- 9 Fires in the Forbidden City -- 10 The Last Voyage -- 11 The Sultan's Bride -- Epilogue: A People Called Baijini
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895179299
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (252 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504007368
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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ece64511-6051-4e40-90e2-d26b9db17d6e
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)895179299
Label
When China Ruled the Seas : the Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433, Louise Levathes
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pronunciation Guide to Major Figures -- Chinese Dynasties -- Prologue: Phantoms in Silk -- 1 The Yi Peoples -- 2 Confucians and Curiosities -- 3 The Prisoner and the Prince -- 4 The Treasure Fleet -- 5 The Treasure Fleet -- 6 The Strange Kingdoms of Malacca and Ceylon -- 7 Emissaries of the Dragon Throne -- 8 The Auspicious Appearance of the Celestial Animals -- 9 Fires in the Forbidden City -- 10 The Last Voyage -- 11 The Sultan's Bride -- Epilogue: A People Called Baijini
Control code
895179299
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504007368
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ece64511-6051-4e40-90e2-d26b9db17d6e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)895179299

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