When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433 Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter 1, The Yi Peoples

• According to "Chapter 1, The Yi Peoples," the seafaring tradition of the Chinese started with the Yi people because they didn't have land for agriculture.

• The Yi forefathers came from inland to the shore.

• The Yi migrated to Java, to the island of Sulawesi, Alaska, and North America.

• The Chinese vast migrations were due to the freezing of the Yangzi River.
• The ancestors of the Indonesians and Polynesians may have been from China.

• Evidence of Asians migration between 9000 B.C. and 1300 B.C. can be found in Taiwan, the Philippines, and Fiji.

• Early Chinese sailors were able to reach Madagascar and South America.

• Indonesians may have left their island because of volcanic activity.
• The first Chinese historic kingdom was established by the Shang in 1500 B.C.

• The Shang stayed in power for 500 years.

• The Zhou forced the Shang to the coastal areas.

• The first unified...

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