They were leaders of exploration and started the Age of Exploration in their hopes to find a route to Asia only traveling by sea. Many people were important to Portugal’s discovery of India and its development of African trade posts. Prince Henry the Navigator, who earned that title by establishing a navigation school for sailors who wanted to explore the world, was a great supporter of these journey, sponsored many trips, and gave many great ideas that sailors and explorers put to use. Bartholomeu Dias was the first European to sail around the southern tip of Africa, soon to be known as the Cape of Good Hope. Even though he did not achieve his intended task, he was still able to achieve what was a major accomplishment.
Zheng He's purpose was to enlarge empires control of seaway trade. Zheng He's voyages took place in the Indian Ocean and Christopher Columbus's took place in the Atlantic Ocean. Though their voyages were different they both made a huge impact on the politics, economics and human civilization. The size of fleets, ships and
Ambitions: The primary objective of the treasure voyages was to further demonstrate Ming power, after the first emperors initiated campaigns to eradicate domestic and foreign foreign threats. The third emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Di or the Yongle Emperor, had not only led major campaigns against Mongolian tribes to the north and west, but also revived the traditional tribute system as he wanted those in other countries to perceive it as the strong country he believed it had been in earlier Chinese dynasties. These countries regularly gave gifts of tribute in exchange for certain benefits, like military posts and trade treaties. In this system, all benefited, with both peace and trade assured. Deciding that China should make use of its extremely advanced technology and all the riches
His motivations were like those of most men in that time: God, Gold, and Glory. Columbus wanted to become rich by finding the spices that were in Asia and he also wanted to prove that Asia wasn’t really that far from Europe. He also wanted to spread Christianity through his journey. As well as his theory being proven correct, he also had many things to gain. In his journal it states, “[Your Highness] ordered me to proceed with a sufficient armament to the said regions of India, and for that purpose granted me great favors, and ennobled me that thenceforth I might call myself Don, and be High Admiral of the Sea, and perpetual Viceroy and Governor in all the islands and continents which I might discover and acquire, or which may hereafter he discovered and acquired in the ocean; and that this dignity should be inherited by my eldest son, and thus descend from degree to degree forever.” (Medieval Sourcebook: Christopher Columbus: Extracts from Journal, Paragraph 1) From this we can clearly see all he had to gain from this
Zeng Guofan, the official of the late Qing dynasty. Although the Qing dynasty is nearly to be destroy by the foreigner and have serious corruption problem, he still show his loyalty to the emperor and give a lot of suggestions to the emperor in order to reorganize the court. Once Zeng’s subordinate suggest to support him to be the emperor and reform the government of the Qing dynasty and Zeng rejected them
Before the Mongol Dynasty ruled, the Tang and Song emperors had let the silk road strive. Imperial armies guarded the silk road and made it safer for foreign trades. Later during the Tang dynasty, China lost control over the silk roads and then merchants
However, under his authority, the Orkhon inscription were created in Bilge’s own words. This inscription was his attempt to unite the Turkish people under a unified empire and maintain that empire afterwards. One claim that points to Bilge attempting to do this is with his relationship with the Chinese. He obviously does not care much about the Chinese at all, calling them deceitful and saying they kill the Turkish people in large amounts. He does say the Chinese were great trade partners though, giving them many things.
The editors believe because of, the commander of the Ming maritime expeditions, Cheng Ho was an organizer, a commander, a diplomat and an able courtier, he was all these things, but a businessman or how the editors would title it as a trader, he could not properly establish a good tribute system amongst the other countries. Most of the government revenue came from land taxes and not enough from trades or from the ports. Due to not having enough funding, China had to step away from commercialism. The editors believe because of this act, Ming China was humbled as they observed all these non-Chinese people groups touched base on their coast. This force Ming China to return back to customary ways.
During the time when he was in China, he actually work for the court of yuan dynasty, which he learned many ruled and thoughts of how to be a competent Liegeman in Chinese court. He study a lot of eastern people’s philosophy, such as think more and talk less. But in a different way, he was one of the representative of Western culture in Chinese court, he's different than others, he acts and words offset the bad side of the Chinese court, and make yuan dynasty became one of the biggest empire throughout the history. When he went back to his country, he taught people the smarter way for living condition from Chinese people. He taught people the firework, how to make silk products, and some Chinese eating way, such as dumplings and buns.
The Ming Family ruled the dynasty between the years of 1368-1644; almost three hundred years later this dynasty has impacted the Chinese history so much. The Ming Dynasty was a strong empire they had the government, the strength of its military, and the economic system to back it. With the memory of the Mongols, the Ming was determined to protect their lands from the invasions. The Ming dynasty was able to restore the respect for the Chinese traditions, seeking to stop all outside cultural influences. The Dynasty had a massive fleet ship and canon armed naval and over 3,000 ships created to have trade ship with the outsider world.