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1421, the year China discovered America? [videorecording] /
a Paladin Invision production for Penguin Television in association with PBS ; director, part 1, David Wallace ; producer, part 1, Sun Shuyun ; writer & series producer, William Cran.
imprint
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, c2004.
description
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
0793699487, 9780793699483
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, c2004.
isbn
0793699487
9780793699483
standard identifier
841887004497
publisher #
FYCA601
credits note
Executive producer, Clive Syddall; executive producers for Penguin Television, John Hollar and Eric Jones; music, Howard Davidson; photography, Peter Harvey.
general note
Based on the book of the same title by Gavin Menzies, 2003.
performer
Narrator, Larry Belling.
abstract
Did a daring Chinese admiral sailing the world's largest wooden armada reach America 71 years before Columbus? This program examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Admiral Zheng He and his 30-year command of a Ming fleet. Part one discusses his known voyages to Asia and Africa; part two discusses the controversial theory that he rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and sailed on to America.
language note
Closed-captioned.
catalogue key
5885564
target audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
technical details
DVD, widescreen presentation; region 1; Dolby surround stereo., enhanced for 16 X 9 televisions.

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