A story about this — 4 years ago
On my trip to Indonesia, most of my conversations with locals and Americans were Asia centric rather than Euro centric. That was at first surprising, then obvious. Claude from Nihiwatu suggested this book and how it is re-writing western ideas about discovery of America, and a whole raft of euorcentric history books. I love it. In the same year that England invaded France with about 600 men making huge waves in western historical records, the Chinese emperor was marching an army of over 1 million north against the Mongols without as much as a note in the west. The most fascinating part for me has been reading the maritime exploration parts about a 10,000 ship armada with tankers larger than the largest supertankers today going all over the world to find a Southern Star for navigation. We in the west have alot to learn about World history. Read this book. I rate 5 of 5 stars.