Wang Jinghong

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Wang Jinghong (Chinese: 王景弘; pinyin: Wáng Jǐnghóng; Wade–Giles: Wang Ching-hung) (died c. 1434) was a Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral, who was deputy to Zheng He on his voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, and East Africa, collectively referred to as the travels of "Eunuch Sanbao to the Western Ocean" (Chinese: 三保太監下西洋[1]) or "Zheng He to the Western Ocean", from 1405 to 1433. He led an eighth voyage to Sumatra but is said to have died in a shipwreck on the way.[2][3] He was buried at Semarang in Java aged 78.[4]


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  2. ^ Tsai, Shih-Shan Henry Eunuchs in the Ming Dynasty (SUNY Series in Chinese Local Studies) State University of New York Press (13 Nov 1995) ISBN 978-0-7914-2687-6 p.151
  3. ^ Fan, Dainian; Robert Sonne Cohen Chinese studies in the history and philosophy of science and technology Springer (30 Sep 1996)ISBN 978-0792334637 p.313
  4. ^ Suryadinata, Leo Admiral Zheng He and Southeast Asia Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (15 Mar 2006) ISBN 978-981-230-329-5 p.108