Zheng He (Traditional Chinese: 鄭和; Wade-Giles: Cheng Ho; 1371 – 1433) was a Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat, fleet admiral, and court eunuch during China's early Ming dynasty.
Statue of Zheng He in a museum in China
Quotes about Zheng HeEdit
- Long before Christopher Columbus, the celebrated Chinese navigator Zheng He travelled through the south and westward maritime routes in the Indian Ocean and established relations with more than thirty countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
- Patrick Mendis, Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny Create a New Pacific World Order, p. 35.