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Hong Kong: Zheng He exhibition

Categories: East Asia, Hong Kong (China), History, Ideas, Migration & Immigration, Travel

sevenyearsinchina‘s Han Girl visits the Zheng He exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of History and comes away flipping Eurocentrism on its head.

“What can one expect? We're talking about people who still use the word ‘discover’ to describe the trip to America by Columbus,” she writes. “Columbus discovered a new land for himself but the land was already there, inhabited even. One wonders why they don't say Marco Polo discovered China.”