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The Resource 1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies

1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies

Label
1421 : the year China discovered America
Title
1421
Title remainder
the year China discovered America
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Menzies
Title variation
  • One thousand four hundred twenty-one
  • Fourteen twenty-one
  • Year China discovered America
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. Its mission was "to proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas" and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony. When it returned in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost in China's long, self-imposed isolation that followed was the knowledge that Chinese ships had reached America seventy years before Columbus and had circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan. Also concealed was how the Chinese colonized America before the Europeans and transplanted in America and other countries the principal economic crops that have fed and clothed the world. Unveiling incontrovertible evidence of these astonishing voyages, 1421 rewrites our understanding of history. Our knowledge of world exploration as it has been commonly accepted for centuries must now be reconceived due to this landmark work of historical investigation
Cataloging source
VYF
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G322
LC item number
.M455 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by: Transworld Publishers. 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Imperial China
  • The guiding stars
  • The voyage of Hong Bao
  • The voyage of Zhou Man
  • The voyage of Zhou Wen
  • The voyage of Yang Qing
  • Portugal inherits the crown
Control code
54085582
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Perennial edition.
Extent
649 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Donation;
Isbn
9780060540944
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004295381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Label
1421 : the year China discovered America, Gavin Menzies
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by: Transworld Publishers. 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Imperial China
  • The guiding stars
  • The voyage of Hong Bao
  • The voyage of Zhou Man
  • The voyage of Zhou Wen
  • The voyage of Yang Qing
  • Portugal inherits the crown
Control code
54085582
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Perennial edition.
Extent
649 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Donation;
Isbn
9780060540944
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004295381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps

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