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The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
In-depth critical analysis of the forces shaping the Asia-Pacific...and the world.


The Chinese Discovery of America: Gavin Menzies and 1421

By Kirsten Seaver

Kirsten Seaver is the author of Maps, Myths and Men: The Story of the Vinland Map.

To access the article, click on the final link below . . . Walrus . . .

Recently she turned her attention to assessing the evidential basis for Gavin Menzies’ controversial best-selling book 1421: The Year China Discovered America.

Her article, which raises important questions of global history, hoax and historical evidence, is Walrus Pitch and Other Novelties: Gavin Menzies and the Far North.

The article is posted at Japan Focus on October 15, 2006.

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Authors: For all articles by the author, click on author's name.   Kirsten Seaver