The Resource 1421: The Year China Discovered America?, (videorecording)

1421: The Year China Discovered America?, (videorecording)

Label
1421: The Year China Discovered America?
Title
1421: The Year China Discovered America?
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This PBS documentary examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Chinese Admiral Zheng He and his 30 year command of a gigantic Ming fleet. At the behest of Chinese emperor Zhu Di, Zheng He sailed this fleet to far-flung outposts throughout the eastern hemisphere, established major ports, and extended the commercial reach of "The Middle Kingdom" far beyond its previous bounds. The documentary, directed by David Wallace, written by William Cran and narrated by Larry Belling for Penguin Television and PBS, investigates author Gavin Menzies' theory that Admiral Zheng He reached America decades before Columbus. Menzies seeks to prove his theory by retracing the steps he believes the Chinese took from Africa to Europe to the Caribbean and along the eastern coast of the United States. The DVD print contains the following special features: letterboxed widescreen; Dolby Surround Stereo; closed-captioned
Is part of
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
  • G
  • General
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  • Us History: Discovery and Exploration
  • China
  • Explorers and Discoveries
  • Asia
  • Documentaries
Technique
live action
Label
1421: The Year China Discovered America?, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 DVD (120 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
closed captioned,color;
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(Medianet)24894.DV
System details
DVD
Video recording format
EIAJ (1/2 in., reel)
Label
1421: The Year China Discovered America?, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 DVD (120 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
closed captioned,color;
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(Medianet)24894.DV
System details
DVD
Video recording format
EIAJ (1/2 in., reel)

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