Grace Tjan's Reviews > When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433
When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433
Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read When China Ruled the Seas.Sign In »
April 12, 2011 – Started Reading
April 12, 2011 – Shelved
April 14, 2011 –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 –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 –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