China Turned Away From Overseas Expansion In The 15th Century
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... 24 November CHINA TURNED AWAY FROM OVERSEAS EXPANSION IN THE 15TH CENTURY In the 15th Century, China has been considered as the highly developed civilization in the world. However, due to its unwillingness to engage in maritime expansionism caused its expected downfall. As accounted for in history, the European age of discovery and invasion was made possible through the “wind-power sail by adventurous seamen including Vasco de Gama, Christopher Columbus and James Cook, who explored the countries of India, America, Tahiti and Australia” (Glasgow 71). It is noteworthy to mention that it in the case of China, it was “during the time of Admiral Cheng Ho during the year 1404-1433, when China undertook...