Author: Paul Yih
Date: 05-04-12 17:24
Tin Kay , it is interesting enough , over these past few years, since our shared engagement with Gavin Menzies -- I meant, me and SL and many others -- my research had taken a different turn from Zhenghe to the much more ancient of Shan Hai Jing -- where it had taken me deep into the Amazons in the Rio Negro regions, to the upper Solimoes near Peru, to have investigated the ceramics collected by an eccentric American archeologist Anna Roosevelt, supposed to be Ted Roosevelt's grand or great grand daughters .. In so many words -- the Northern part of Brazil, just to prove one stone found in and amongst the "Amazon Women " a she female tribe and this relic bearing the characters of jade -- from this one hypothesis, not jade from Asia, but to have established the trade and exchange, very possible between the inter-Americans from Mezo America 's Mayan, and jade , yes, jadeite from Guatemala -- where this had taken me to the Yucatan Peninsula, to Merida, to Campeche region -- as more and more jade of green and blue are being found -- I guess in part, by my stone interest, I got off track -- here and there, and enjoying my own sense of wonderment -- However, the most coincidence of a shared myth in the midst of the Amazon with two Chinese researchers in Beijing had triggered me of this interest ..
As SL knows, I am in no hurry -- even from the research of history, be that Zhenghe or Menzies, and now SL -- in what I have deviated of my research by the same research mechanism and mindset -- I have discovered in what I called the Opium Holocaust -- in what I have discovered from the various documents -- it became far more imminent of this most abusive and offensive mass murder of the Chinese -- had taken me into another drift and venture where most of you had seen my post in here .. :)
That is not to say, in this sense of wonderment, in the full use of languages and extraction of data from these many universities, from the Vatican, Milan, Portugal, Spain and Portuguese colonies or islands of Azores, Madeira to the universities in the Americas --- I continue to assemble data and more data ---- including the most amazing data coming from the former CIA, or then, naval intelligence by Henriette Mertz here in Chicago -- and her match of the maps and routes of SHJ to almost half of the US in the Western region -- you all can read her book " A pale Pink.." and see more of her evidence to have tracked the routes of SHJ from British Colombia to the upper northern region of Mexico with amazing similar topography and terrain ..
In all the bits and pieces, and to continue to search and to collect data of early Chinese voyagers -- as of now, to compliment what SL is doing, data from Nanjing, data from Portuguese had stated all that in 1501. a year after Gabral discovery of Brazil -- eye witnesses had seen as well as documented the Chinese voyagers were in Brazil - and in what so ever way, if and when, interior maps of Latin America had already been documented and all -- there goes much more "threads" that we can try to pull and hypothesized -- and Matteo Ricci's map indeed was almost many years after -- thus, the data to confirm what SL is stating can only be richer confirmation when these evidence are found and reviewed .. Much more in the archive of the personal library in the Vatican -- As of now, I am strive to retrieve one of the most comprehensive herbal documents from China, old document now in the hands of the Catholics in Vatican -- and I am doing my best to pry or to use future pressure to got this book reviewed, republished, re-printed -- and may not even need to have such book return to China like many other Chinese items that have been looted out of the Summer Palace by those two Opium Wars as I called it -- the Opium Holocaust and thievery ..
Yes, this is the time and period to move forward with more new discovery of old China -- either in China or in the Americas - or Africa ..:)