The Indian Ocean at the time of Zheng He
Friday 14 November,
BP Lecture Theatre
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Zheng He (1371–1433) is a crucial character in the early Ming period.
Between 1405 and 1433 he led seven official missions from China to kingdoms around the Indian Ocean, from Southeast Asia to East Africa. In this lecture, Elizabeth Lambourn, De Montfort University, Leicester, paints a picture of the hugely varied cultures Zheng He encountered during these voyages.