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Voyage of the Dragon King [electronic resource]

Parthenon Entertainment (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In the 15th century, China was already a political and economic powerhouse in Southeast Asia, when the reigning Ming emperor decided to launch sea expeditions to countries beyond the horizon. This film explores this unique chapter in the China's history through the adventures of Admiral Zheng He: Hui-Chinese court eunuch, mariner, explorer, diplomat, and fleet admiral, who commanded expeditionary voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa from 1405 to 1433. Zheng He led seven expeditions of 800 vessels capable of carrying up to 1,000 people each. Based on the maps produced on these trips, some believe these expeditions circumnavigated the globe and may have even discovered the New World before Columbus.
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48 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 08, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • China's 15th Century Navy (1:21)
  • China's Imperial Fleet (3:02)
  • Following the Treasure Fleet (2:35)
  • Restoring the Precious Dragon (2:09)
  • Admiral Zheng He (3:13)
  • Sailing to Qui Nohn (3:19)
  • Ming Dynasty Tribute System (2:13)
  • Chan City (1:46)
  • South China Sea Pirates (1:43)
  • Melakka (2:46)
  • Lhokseumawe (1:50)
  • Life at Sea (2:03)
  • 15th Century Chinese Navigation (3:02)
  • Adam's Peak (2:54)
  • Ming Dynasty Cultural Sensitivity (1:16)
  • Decision against Global Conquest (3:13)
  • Maldives (1:26)
  • Zheng He's Final Expedition (1:59)
  • China's Naval Supremacy Ends (2:04)
  • Oman (0:51)
  • China's Modern Nautical Trade (3:39)
  • Credits: Voyage of the Dragon King (0:43)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2003.
Publisher no.
55054 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (48 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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