Monday, July 31, 1995

My friend said that Zheng He sailed to Italy and started the renaissance, Is this true?

I have a hard time believing b/c
1st: Didn't the renaissance begin before the 1400's
2nd: How come we never hear any Italian accounts of these enormous ships and chinese fleet reaching china.
3rd: Are there any accounts of Confucianism written down/translated into latin at the time?

Answer on My friend said that Zheng He sailed to Italy and started the renaissance, Is this true?

Zheng He never visited Europe. He travelled the Pacific and Indian Oceans.