1421 - The Year China Discovered America-logo

1421 - The Year China Discovered America

Gavin Menzies

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Genres:

History

Description:

On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. Its mission was "to proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas" and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony. When it returned in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost in China's long, self-imposed isolation that followed was the knowledge that Chinese ships had reached America seventy years before Columbus and had circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan. Also concealed was how the Chinese colonized America before the Europeans and transplanted in America and other countries the principal economic crops that have fed and clothed the world. Unveiling incontrovertible evidence of these astonishing voyages, 1421 rewrites our understanding of history. Our knowledge of world exploration as it has been commonly accepted for centuries must now be reconceived due to this landmark work of historical investigation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

12h 59m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

22:48


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

55:34


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

23:12


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

37:27


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

58:18


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

33:08


Part 3
Part 3

44:52


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

28:53


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

36:30


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

35:46


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

41:54


Part 5, Chapter 11
Part 5, Chapter 11

40:46


Part 5, Chapter 12
Part 5, Chapter 12

22:11


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

28:50


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

26:57


Part 6, Chapter 15
Part 6, Chapter 15

30:04


Part 6, Chapter 16
Part 6, Chapter 16

37:24


Part 6, Chapter 17
Part 6, Chapter 17

32:14


Part 6, Chapter 18
Part 6, Chapter 18

36:42


Part 6, Chapter 19
Part 6, Chapter 19

32:43


Part 6, Chapter 20
Part 6, Chapter 20

01:13:29