Book Reviews of When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433

When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433
When China Ruled the Seas The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne 1405-1433
Author: Louise Levathes
ISBN-13: 9780195112078
ISBN-10: 0195112075
Publication Date: 11/18/1996
Pages: 252
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Fine book for anyone into the issue of the Chinese empire discovering the new world. Sticks to known and accepted facts at time of publication and give a good background of the controversy and history of China
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A little light on the details of the actual voyages (apparently, the official logs of the voyages were destroyed), and the author does not get carried away by speculation. She does write in detail about the inward-outward dichotomy of the early Ming emperors.