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Teaching The Seven Voyages of Zheng He

The Seven Voyages of Zheng He

Admiral Zheng He, also known as Cheng Ho, was a 15th century CE Chinese Muslim explorer. In 1403, he was sent on a great mission by Ming dynasty emperor Yongle. He was to undertake seven diplomatic missions to increase trade and arrange for tributes (gifts of money) from foreign powers. Over the next 27 years, he commanded seven voyages of huge fleets of ships that were loaded with trade goods and expensive gifts. He went as far as the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea, and East Africa.

Mark Cartwright
Ancient History Encyclopedia


What do Zheng He's voyages show us about Chinese civilization in the 15th century?
RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.3 - Historical Process


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