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- 出版社: White Star (2006/10/17)
- 言語: 英語
- ISBN-10: 8854401641
- ISBN-13: 978-8854401648
- 発売日： 2006/10/17
- 商品パッケージの寸法: 26.1 x 3.6 x 25.7 cm
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Zheng He (Discovery) (英語) ハードカバー – 2006/10/17
Michael Yamashita has combined his two passions—photography and travel—as a regular contributor to National Geographic since 1979. He has received numerous awards, including the National Press Photographers Association Pictures of the Year Competition, and an award from the New York Art Director's Club. He is the author of Marco Polo (White Star, 2005). Gianni Guadalupi has worked for many years compiling anthologies on literature pertaining to travel. He has written numerous books on the culture of travel for White Star.
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The narrative is part history, part colloquiual culture, part legend, part 'tall tales' (some stereotyped) about the customs of the lands visited by Zheng He and part personal observations and reminiscences by the author. Very little reference material was provided.
Zeng He clearly was a major explorer and his acocmplishments must have been sizeable given the terrain he visited BEFORE the Spanish, Portugese, Dutch and British arrived in the Indian and western and southestern Pacific oceans. In my view, this book trivilizes his remarkable accomplishments.
It is interesting to read the authors had the vision of meeting Zheng He and his fleet at the 2008 Beijing Olympic opening ceremony even this book was published in 2005. No doubt, China in Ming Dynasty was the riches and most powerful empire in the world (p.17) Zheng He was a good will ambassador to bring peace and harmony to the countries he visited even he had the power to conquer and colonize. In the West, history told of the great navigators were Spanish, Italian and British. Why forgot this great pioneer world explorer with accurate maps?
This is a good and heavy book in photos and weight to enjoy and learn of this great Chinese navigator in world history.
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