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seneca Post time: 2015-11-10 11:14
You have succumbed to the ost platitudinous C.P.C. propaganda. He is currently being used as the ...
Hehe. You're a real twister of facts, a genuine Chubby Checker fan doing the twist from dust to dawn. Of course Zheng He was not the dancing with mamma type; he was a looming, feared man who can spot a thief or killer from afar. His mission and expeditions were to spread the beauty and treasures of the Ming Empire, trade with the locals, learn from them, and take back things to China that enthrall the people. It was absolutely a win-win dialog that promoted understanding between peoples, and not to subjugate or denigrate the local people's dignity. If you want contrasts, Columbus or Genghis khan should be your favourites, who slashed and burned all the way.
If he did fight, it was because of the unfriendly natives who speared everything they consider foreign. He would talk to them to lay down their arms and open their eyes to civilization, the astounding pottery articles, the mesmerizing silks and brocades, gold and jewelry, etc. that he brought from far away China. He was warmly received almost everywhere he went and temples and memorials were constructed later that bear his name to this day. Totally seven voyages were undertaken - proof of his wide spread popularity and his quench for knowledge, in his capacity of admiral, explorer and diplomat.
Might is right is someone else's opinion. In truth, he fostered greater understanding, harmony and peace, that have made indelible impressions on the Chinese psyche.