Exploration and Colonization
In 1368 China overthrew the Mongols and developed to Ming Dynasty. Emperors of this dynasty supported trade. These explorations were lead by Zheng He. Zheng He had advanced ships which allowed him to travel farther than any European explorer for hundreds of years.
1371-1433 (died at 62) Zheng He led seven expeditions with over a hundred ships. He explored the areas along the Indian Ocean, and Africa. He expanded trade and collected tributes from foreigners.