Story of China

The Chinese Voyages of Exploration

Clip: Episode 4 | 2m 16s Video has closed captioning.

We all know about Columbus, but what about the great Chinese ocean voyages that took place before his time? Michael Wood tells the story of the Chinese Admiral Zheng He and his voyages to the west. He asks too, why were they stopped? "Some say it would be like stopping moon exploration after Apollo 8," says Michael. "But the Chinese had a different view."

Aired: 06/27/17

Rating: NR

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