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Fusang or the Discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist Priests in the Fifth Century. [Containing the Narrative of Hoei-Shin, with Comments by ... C. F. Neumann; A Letter from Colonel B. Kennon on the Navigation of the North Pacific Ocean, Etc.]

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Title: Fusang or the discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist priests in the fifth century. [Containing the narrative of Hoei-Shin, with comments by ... C. F. Neumann; a letter from Colonel B. Kennon on the Navigation of the North Pacific Ocean, etc.]Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It i ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published March 24th 2011 by British Library, Historical Print Editions (first published 1875)
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A translation of the investigation of 19th-century German historian Carl Neumann into the probability of Chinese contact with the Americas in the ancient world. Central is the account of the Chinese Buddhist monk Hui Shan, who sailed to a land, far in the east, that he called Fusang, in the year 458 A.D. This record become lost in the Chinese imperial archives after was recorded in the year 499 and not given serious consideration until European Sinologists discovered it again in the 18th century ...more
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