Great Treasure Fleets of the Ming
Lecture no. 38 from the course: Foundations of Eastern Civilization
Taught by Professor Craig G. Benjamin | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Delve into the Ming dynasty’s great naval expeditions, led by the fascinating admiral Zheng He, a eunuch who crossed the Indian Ocean and brought rare and exotic treasures back to China. Then turn to Christianity and meet some of the Jesuit missionaries who visited China during the Ming dynasty—and consider some of the important ramifications of these missions.