When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433 - Epilogue, A People Called Baijini Summary & Analysis

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Epilogue, A People Called Baijini Summary and Analysis

Aboriginal songs record the arrival of a people called "Baijini," who were linked to the Chinese. They arrived by sea during the monsoon season. Archaeological evidence has been discovered that confirm these legends. The women who arrived there were remembered for their beauty and colorful clothing. Early Chinese history points to their knowledge of the Southern Hemisphere, making travel to Australia plausible. There are also indications that the Chinese traded quite frequently with Borneo in the 8th Century B.C. In one of Zheng He's navigation charts, a notation is made about visiting an island in the Antarctic Ocean which suggests that the fleet had sailed to the Southern Hemisphere.

Worlds away from Australia, there are light-skinned people of Kenya known as "Bajuni." Traveling up the coast of Africa, there is evidence of...

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