When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433 Character Descriptions

Louise Levathes
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Zhu Di

This third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty disallowed his sons from succeeding him, choosing his grandson to rule as Emperor instead.

Zheng He

This eunuch became the commander-in-chief of a naval fleet.

Zhu Yuanzhang

This father of Chinese dominance of the sea was the first Emperor of the Ming Dynasty.

Zhu Yunwen

This second Emperor of the Ming Dynasty had a short reign because another reclaimed the dragon throne.

Zhu Gaozhi

This person ascended to the dragon throne, but was an ineffective leader who had no interest in China's economy or trade relations.

Zhu Zhanji

This person had the good qualities of both his grandfather and great-grandfather and became Emperor of the Ming Dynasty after his father died.

Confucius

This person was admired and embraced by Chinese society, but his endorsement of isolation prevented China from enjoying growth in trade relations.

Sultan of Aden

This powerful...

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