Contributor biographical information for When China ruled the seas: the treasure fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433 / Louise Levathes.

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Louise Levathes was a staff writer for National Geographic for ten years and writes for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. In 1990, she was a visiting scholar at The Johns Hopkins Center for Chinese and American Studies at Nanjing University, Jiangsu, China. She lives
in Washington, D.C.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Zheng, He, -- 1371-1435.
Explorers -- China -- Biography.
China -- Commerce -- History -- To 1500.
China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644.