China | How China’s first ‘silk road’ came to life – on the seas

How China’s first ‘silk road’ came to life – on the seas

More than the overland trail, the maritime route can be seen as an early example of what might be termed proto-globalization.

October 7, 2017 9:38 AM (UTC+8)
Rowers at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing recreate the voyages of Chinese explorer Zheng He. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Rowers at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing recreate the voyages of Chinese explorer Zheng He. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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