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When China Ruled the Seas by Louise Levathes
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April 12, 2011 – Started Reading
April 12, 2011 – Shelved
April 14, 2011 –
page 89
35.32% "With burning of incense and repetition of prayers, Zhen He and his men honored Tianfei and asked for her guidance."
April 14, 2011 –
page 99
39.29% "On his visit to Java, Zheng He found large colonies of wealthy Chinese merchants, who had arrived at the end of the fourteenth century...The town of Gresik on the northwest coast of Java was govened by a man from Guangdong province, and a thousand Chinese families lived there; Surabaja in the northeast also had "many Chinese". Zheng He's men witnessed wayang performances...a jousting contest...suttee."
April 17, 2011 –
page 202
80.16% "The names Baijini and Bajuni are similar...they may both have come from "baju" --- the word Chinese living in Indonesia and Malaysioa use for "long robe", which comes from the Mandarin Chines word pao."
April 17, 2011 – Finished Reading

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Grace Tjan Amang wrote: "Yang jadi fokus armadanya Cheng Ho ya?"

Baru mulai baca, tapi kayaknya nggak cuma tentang Cheng Ho, tapi juga sejarah maritim China dan kontak dengan Asia Tenggara dari abad-abad sebelumnya.


Grace Tjan Amang wrote: "Apakah dilengkapi dengan peta/kartografi pelayaran China?"

Ada 2 lembar repro peta navigasi yang dibuat Cheng Ho, tapi bukan tentang Indonesia. Monggo nek arep nyilih bukune. : )


message 3: by Wanda (new)

Wanda Sounds interesting.


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