The Ming Dynasty was a time of adventure and travel. The
great Chinese mariners mapped the world. They brought back treasures
from around the globe, some of which are on display today in the
One the most popular items was the folding fan, brought
back to China from Japan and Korea.
had always been popular in ancient China, but the concept of a folding
fan caught on quickly.
Dynasty Voyages of Exploration
Great Chinese Mariner