The Great Voyage of Zheng He
Bilingual in English & Traditional Chinese. Hard Cover.Story of a famous Chinese Admiral that had a Huge Fleet that may have even reached America (not in this book).
- Children will enjoy the oversize illustrations
- Great book to introduce children to the Chinese history
Originally designed as a mission to collect tribute from
neighboring countries, China’s massive naval fleet
in the early 15th century stunned the world with its daring
exploration, immense wealth, and military might.
ambition of one of the world’s oldest civilizations
has now come full circle and regained global attention.
On the 600th anniversary of its virgin voyage, nothing is
more celebratory than recalling the legendary life of Zheng
He, the commander of that spectacular maritime parade.
Authors present a faithful portrayal
of Zheng He as a loyal and devoted public servant together
with having an innate ability to lead and influence. The
text overflows with emotions that are complemented by oversize
illustrations lavishly depicting the magnitude of this historical
enterprise. One can easily become as engrossed in the paintings
as one does in the fast-moving events of the story.
Non-Chinese readers will be able
to visualize the authentic Chinese view of the rise and fall
of the Ming fleet.
- New interests and discoveries
may result from this epic that all ages will enjoy.
Text by Song Nan Zhang & Hao
Illustrated by Song Nan Zhang
For ages 10 & up
Hardbound, 32 pages