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ISBN: 1555841848
Author: Philip Snow
Language: English
Publisher: Grove Pr; 1st American ed edition (July 1, 1988)
Pages: 250
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics
Rating: 4.9
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The encounter between China and Africa, two superficially different regions, had its formal beginning in 1414 when a Ming Dynasty admiral named Zheng He anchored his galleons in East African waters.

The encounter between China and Africa, two superficially different regions, had its formal beginning in 1414 when a Ming Dynasty admiral named Zheng He anchored his galleons in East African waters. Thereafter, Chinese traders and laborers forayed into the interior until the period of European colonization. After World War II, as African countries began to attain independence, Peking launched a major diplomatic and economic-aid effort on the continent in competition with its Soviet rival.

Nice historical record on China's journeys in Africa. The fleet was called the Star Raft, and its arrival marked the beginning of formal contacts between China and Africa. Be better pleasant reading if the verses are not cluttered with contemporary British political attitudes and interpretations of what was on the Chinese or the African minds hundreds of years ago. Historians should write history, and try not to put words in mouth of bygone people dead and unable to speak or defend for themselves. For Snow the Star Raft is also a metaphor for the great descents made by China on Africa in our own time.

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Recommend this journal. Contested Encounters (遭遇和竞争:古代中非历史文献综述). Journal of Chinese Overseas, Vol. 13, Issue.

The Star Raft: China's encounter with Africa by Philip Snow London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988. Pp. xxii + 250. £1. 5. oceedings{Seidman1989TheSR, title {The Star Raft: China's encounter with Africa by Philip Snow London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988. author {Ann Wilcox Seidman}, year {1989} }.

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Download Citation The star raft: China's encounter with Africa. xxii, 250, 16 p. 9 illus. The star raft: China's encounter with Africa. London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988. Article in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland. Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland 121(01):193-194 · January 2011 with 21 Reads. How we measure 'reads'.

The Star Raft: China's Encounter With Africa. At the outset this history of Sino-African connections appears to exaggerate the importance of anti-Western bonds between two highly unlikely Third World cultures.

Traces the history of the relationship between China and Africa, discusses China's political influence, and compares the two cultures

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Miromice
Nice historical record on China's journeys in Africa. Be better pleasant reading if the verses are not cluttered with contemporary British political attitudes and interpretations of what was on the Chinese or the African minds hundreds of years ago. Historians should write history, and try not to put words in mouth of bygone people dead and unable to speak or defend for themselves.
Beazekelv
Very informative,thanks.
CONVERSE
From the cover (mostly): 75 years before Columbus crossed the Atlantic, a fleet of Chinese treasure ships came to the East African coast. The scale of this landfall was so colossal that it makes the Genoese explorer look like an amateur. The fleet was called the Star Raft, and its arrival marked the beginning of formal contacts between China and Africa. For Snow the Star Raft is also a metaphor for the great descents made by China on Africa in our own time. During the last 30 years the Chinese have worked to nudge Africa out from the European shadow, and have challenged both Western and Soviet interests in independent African states. As the Western tide recedes, the early contacts are being renewed and strengthened. This book is an important one in light of the shifting alliances in the so-called Third World countries and the ever active Chinese government.

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