by Elijah Moye
This is about the story of Zheng He
When he was born, Zheng He was named Ma He. Ma he was at first a eunuch in courts. But as time went on, the prince at the time had let Ma He serve him. By the time the prince was the emperor, he was the most trusted, in a favorable position. in 1403, the emperor had ordered a huge treasure fleet to be built, with Zheng He in command
What drove him?
Glory and gold. Glory for china, gold for china and himself(mainly china, but its obvious to assume he got something in return