LOL man.never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,
Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?
because white people have made sure that everything is about race
as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.
Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)
Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.
And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers
Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.
…he wasn’t an explorer..he was following existing trade routes…it says that right there in your sources.
Good job comparing two completely different types of vessel though.
It still doesn’t take away from the fact that for some reason a lot of us don’t know who he is, or who any of these people are but we remember Columbus, who was wrong in almost all of his navigations. I’m not saying you’re wrong, because you’re not, but still there is something to gather from this. Although they weren’t Zheng He’s routes, they were established for years. Do we know who was the explorer who discovered that route? Probably not.
The problem is most history is heavily favored towards white people and Europeans. There is so much more to learn about world history such as all the people listed above.
No matter what that ship is for, that’s an amazing piece of craftsmanship. To have something so huge and in large numbers of fleets? That’s freakin outstanding.
Marco Polo followed the Silk Road, which had been in continuous use since 206 BC, back to China in 1271 and is called an explorer to this day.
Zheng He follows the established trade routes, via the ocean, and that asshole claims he’s not an explorer?
If that isn’t an example of how white people skew shit to lessen the accomplishments of anyone who isn’t white, I don’t know what is.
If Marco Polo is an explorer, then so is Zheng He.