Ming China Meets Renaissance Europe

Categories: Antiquities, China, Historical, Travelogue

Apart from a stray Marco Polo or so, very few Occidentals and Orientals had ever met face to face until Vasco da Gama of Portugal sailed around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope and, guided by the Arab pilot Ahmad ibn Majid, reached India in 1498. It was almost twenty years after da Gama’s voyage when, […]