The records studied show that the Chinese had charted the world by as early as the 13th and 14th centuries, and the knowledge began reaching Europe shortly after, instigated by the massive maritime program of the Ming Dynasty led by the legendary navigator Zheng He between the years 1405 and 1433.
Chien found that the European intelligentsia at the time even acknowledged the foreign source of their newly acquired geography, but modern scholars have mostly forgotten that history. On the one hand the spectacular rise of the Europeans in the world had shadowed the humble origin of the Age of Discovery; on the other the Ming Chinese had deliberately acted to obliterate their maritime past. With the histories thus lost, today while historians and investigators still see such records—some even expressed curiosity about them—they no longer can explain them. However, in his book Chien provides cogent explanations for many such historical enigmas, such as why the medieval Europeans drew California as an island.
Chien’s findings now stand in direct challenge to the longstanding, orthodox history of the Age of Discovery.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Chao c. Chien, a computer specialist by trade, is now a fulltime history researcher. A well-informed enthusiast in archeology, anthropology, history, and linguistics, he is drawn to the inexplicable and incongruous histories of antiquity. He is currently working on the formations of the ancient civilizations of the world.
Title: The Chinese Origin of The Age of Discovery.
Author: Chao C. Chien
Publisher: Diogenes Research
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