Compare and contrast what The Origins of the Modern World and “Rebuilding a Trea
Compare and contrast what The Origins of the Modern World and "Rebuilding a Treasure Ship" say about the voyages of Zheng He. Describe the intent of the voyages and their accomplishments. What opposing historical narratives exist between the two reading assignments regarding the purpose of Zheng He's explorations? In your interpretation, does the narrative about Zheng He's voyages in "Rebuilding a Treasure Ship" re-frame the assertion in our text that trade in the Indian Ocean operated peacefully and without any single governing force? Also, in what ways did the Indian Ocean become the center of world trade and political power? For how long did that last and why did it end? This is the one of th book.

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