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Zheng He and the Treasure Ships


Malaysia --- Painting of Chinese admiral Zheng He or Cheng Ho (1371-1433) at a temple shrine in Penang, Malaysia. --- Image by © Chris Hellier/Corbis
Malaysia --- Painting of Chinese admiral Zheng He or Cheng Ho (1371-1433) at a temple shrine in Penang, Malaysia. --- Image by © Chris Hellier/Corbis

Zheng He led expeditionary voyages from China in the 15th century. While there are many tall tales about his accomplishments, his actual life was pretty spectacular without them.

Painting of Chinese admiral Zheng He from a temple shrine in Penang, Malaysia. --- Image by © Chris Hellier/Corbis

Topics in this Podcast: Chinese history, military history, China, Asian history, 15th Century, 14th Century


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