Admiral Zheng He's Story

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Having grown up an imposing man despite castration at the hands of Chinese soldiers in his youth, the inevitable destiny to live out his life as a eunuch, Admiral Zheng He’s story is both testament of triumph and the inexplicable repulsiveness of human history. Nevertheless, his fortuitous placement with the household of anticipated Yongle emperor would ultimately seed relationships pivotal to his extraordinary future. There, while being provided a formal education, he seized on opportunity and established himself as one of exceptional intelligence and military acumen. At the pleasure of emperor Yongle, Zheng He would eventually lead seven expeditions to Asia, Africa and the Middle East during the early fifteenth century and establish diplomatic
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