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Re: Chinese Discovery of America
> Tonight I lookd up in my copy of the book They All Discovered America
>by Charles Michael Boland, Doubleday & Co. Garden City, N.Y.: 1961 about the
>Chinese discovery of America. This book is out of print, but available in
>libraries. Mr. Boland states that in 499 A.D. a Chinese Buddhist monk named
>Hoei-Shin sailed to North America, Mexico and possibly South America in order
>to bring the Buddhist religion to the Native American peoples in America.
That's one I hadn't heard of before. Other people seem to have heard of him:
Interestingly enough, Hoei-Shin was apparently a contemporary of St. Brendan,
the Irish monk who allegedly sailed to America for the same purpose, albeit
on behalf of a different religion.
Hm, here's a paper that notes both the Chinese and the Irish monks,
and cites both the same source you do, plus one Frederick J. Pohl,
Atlantic Crossings Before Columbus. W. W. Norton &Company, Inc.
New York, 1961:
Readers please note well that I didn't express an opinion as to whether
any of these alleged voyages actually happened or not.
> Today I tried to call up your web-site about the Sinclairs and could
>not do so. I think I may not have the correct website address. Could you
>please give it to me? I have always learned much from this site and enjoy
>looking at it. Thank you.
>Susan M. Grady
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