Did the chinese discover america gavin menzies reboots the debate on whether chinese explorers had detailed knowledge of the western hemisphere long before columbus set sail. Did the chinese discover america i believe i have located and identified pre-columbian land art in north america which bears evidence of an ancient chinese dynasty this is significant because if proven true it places a highly advanced civilization in north america well before the arrival of europeans. According to a book recently released in the united states, 1421: the year china discovered america, by gavin menzies, columbus was about 70 years behind the chinese. Does a 600-year-old chinese map prove that christopher columbus was not the first international explorer to navigate the new world in his book “who discovered america,” published tuesday. The similarities between chinese and native mexicans probably has more to do with common ancestry from northeastern siberia 20,000 years ago if the genetic inflow happened it would mean that enough chinese immigrated to leave cultural evidence.
In his bestselling book, 1421: the year china discovered america, british amateur historian gavin menzies turns the story of the europeans' discovery of america on its ear with a startling idea: chinese sailors beat christopher columbus to the americas by more than 70 years. The chinese map, which was drawn in 1763 but has a note on it saying it is a reproduction of a map dated 1418, presents the world as a globe with all the major continents rendered with an. These are things i’m seeing a lot on random websites testifying to the reality of the chinese discovery of america 36 thoughts on “ when the chinese didn’t discover america – fusang ” add yours louis read the october 2014 of the smithsonian “did marco polo discover america” and get information on the soon to be.
Did chinese sailors reach australia 350 years before captain cook in october 2003, the year china discovered the world” but in the us the book is called “1421: the year china discovered america” hope, up the west coast of africa, across to south america and back to china via the west coast of australia, near bunbury, south of. Did the chinese discover america essay ‘’did the chinese discover america - did the chinese discover america essay introduction ’’ the writer maintains the significant of explorations made by columbus in fourteenth century. Take me to who discovered america 1421: the year china discovered the world take me to 1421 » in 1434, gavin menzies offers a stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence on the european renaissance, tracing its roots to china. If that’s true, then it wasn’t chinees that discovered america, the discovered a intrinsic indigenous red first nation sovereign contient, who had a covenant with god and still have upon our lands, and if this is true, then it was the first nations old ancestors that discovered the chinese upon our land.
That's the main difficulty with this theory (the chinese discovery of america): while it would theoretically have been possible for some (storm swept) chinese ships to have (accidentally) landed on the american side of the ocean, currents being as they are, it would be very difficult to imagine how they could get back. Rowan gavin paton menzies (born 14 august 1937) is a british author and retired submarine lieutenant-commander who has written books promoting claims that the chinese sailed to america before columbus historians have rejected menzies' theories and assertions and have categorised his work as pseudohistory he is best known for his controversial book 1421: the year china discovered the world. The map, which shows north and south america, apparently states that it is a 1763 copy of another map made in 1418 if true, it could imply chinese mariners discovered and mapped america decades before columbus' 1492 arrival. Before the arrival of europeans, neither north nor south america had a horse roaming upon it this is the idea held by historians -- the horse is not indigenous to the americas, and it wasn't until the europeans brought the horse that the species found its way to the new world.
A copy of a 600-year-old map found in a second-hand book shop is the key to proving that the chinese, not christopher columbus, were the first to discover the new world, a controversial british. As most educated people know it was not columbus or any chinese that discovered america in the 1400 the discoverer was the icelandic viking by the name of leifur eiriksson that did so in and around the year 1000. For a long time, most people believed that christopher columbus was the first explorer to discover america—the first to make a successful round-trip voyage across the atlantic but in recent. See and discover other items: china history, china map, chinese new year games, national parks of america there's a problem loading this menu right now learn more about amazon prime.
The chinese voyage to america theory was popularized by british amateur historian gavin menzies in his 2002 book entitled 1421: the year china discovered america the controversial, bestselling. “chinese “treasure ships” reached america between 1421 and 1423 –70 years before christopher columbus and circumnavigated the globe a century before magellan. In his new book, 1421: the year china discovered america (william morrow), gavin menzies claims that a massive chinese fleet of huge junks and support ships made a two-year circumnavigation of the.
In 1421, more than half a century before columbus discovered the us, a chinese muslim admiral named “zheng he” landed on american shores he’s the same great navigator who was celebrated in the opening ceremony of beijing olympics on 8 august, 2008. Of course the chinese didn't discover america but then nor did columbus that chinese or other oriental sailors may have travelled down the coast of canada is possible the trouble is, they. For many centuries, japan did not have much of an incentive to go exploring farther, since it had two wealthy trading partners next door during the period in which there was the greatest amount.