Tang Dynasty envoy’s sea voyages 6 centuries before Zheng He: report

The China Post
Date: April 2, 2015

TAIPEI–The great maritime feats by Zheng He (鄭和) in the Ming Dynasty may have been achieved six centuries earlier by a diplomat of the Tang Dynasty, according to a recent TV program aired by China Shaanxi Broadcasting Corp. (SXBC),

Widely recognized as the greatest admiral of ancient China, Zheng is listed among the world’s foremost pioneers in maritime history for the series of expeditions that saw Chinese ships sail to far-flung destinations including the coastal territories and islands in the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean and beyond between 1405 and 1433.     [FULL  STORY]

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