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

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Simon & Schuster, 1994 - China - 252 pages
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In the tradition of Barbara Tuchman and Jonathan Spence, former veteran National Geographic staff writer Louise Levathes delivers a vivid, you-are-there account of the great age of Chinese maritime exploration. Levathes takes a fascinating look at China's rise as a naval power--and its plunge into isolation when a new emperor ascended the Dragon Throne.

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“When China Ruled the Seas: the Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-33,” by Louise Levathes (Simon and Schuster, 1994). In 1498 the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, with a fleet of four small ... Read full review

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Learned a lot about China I didn't know! Never did a nonfiction made me so interested, I don't think. Read full review

Contents

Pronunciation Guide to Major Figures
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Chinese Dynasties
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Phantoms in Silk
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Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Louise Levathes was a staff writer for National Geographic for ten years and writes for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. In 1990, she was a visiting scholar at The Johns Hopkins Center for Chinese and American Studies at Nanjing University, Jiangsu, China. She lives
in Washington, D.C.

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