ZHENG HE'S VOYAGES TO AFRICA IN THE 15TH CENTURY, the maritime silk and porcelain road, translated by Shelly Bryant

: Xinfeng (L.) ed.

R 325.00
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362pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2023


Co-authored with Zheng Yijun, Zheng Ming and Zhang Chunyu

Forewords by President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and former President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.

Chinese navigator Zheng He (1371 - circa 1433) visited four countries along the coast of East Africa during his seven voyages along the trade routes between China and the Arabian Peninsula, 1405 - 1433.

"Dr Li Xinfeng is an old friend, having worked in South Africa as an international correspondent of the People's Daily. His deep knowledge of our country and continent are evident in this work. His research on Zheng He's visits to Africa have presented the whole world with a fresh perspective on Africa-Chinese relations." Cyril Ramaphosa, from his foreword

Dr Li Xinfeng is a researcher in the graduate school of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences