China's Great Sea Exploration

Between 1405 and 1422 Emperor Yung Lo sent six huge naval expeditions under a eunuch admiral named Zheng He (Cheng Ho) that showed the Chinese flag to Southeast Asia and brought about trade and Chinese overlordship throughout the region including the island Luzon which the Chinese called "Lusong" after the Song dynasty of China.

Admiral Zheng He, the Grand Eunuch, led China’s great sea exploration. Zheng He was a Muslim. For centuries The trade routes by sea from China to the African coast were frequently used by the Chinese, Arabs, Asian Indians and South East Asian traders.






The national hero of the Philippines, Dr. Jose Rizal, is a descendant of the Chinese Sangleys. He spoke 22 different lanugages.








So when the Chinese landed on Luzon what kind of people did they encounter?








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