1421: The Year China Discovered America? [DVD] [English] [2004]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

1421: The Year China Discovered America?
You've heard what the history books have to say about the discovery of America, but now prepare to have your entire perception of history forever altered with this remarkable release from PBS. Could it be that a fearless Chinese admiral actually discovered America nearly a century before Colombus made his historical landing at Plymouth Rock? Travel back to the year 1421 and follow the legendary Admiral Zheng as he and his formidable Ming fleet travel far and wide to explore little-visited outposts at the behest of Chinese emperor Zhu Di. Based on theories put forward by noted historian and best-seller Gavin Menzies, this thought-provoking take on conventional history proposes that it was Admiral Zheng who led European explorers to the West a whole 71 years after first setting foot on American soil. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Larry Belling - Narrator
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