1421 Foundation
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Research. Educate. Explore.

 

A true history of global exploration.

Our aim is to foster in all people a desire to explore the world, to participate in exploration and discovery with others, and through collaboration make those discoveries that help all of us better understand and appreciate our shared history.

Building on three decades of acclaimed scholarship, research and new discoveries, the 1421 Research, Education and Exploration Foundation is a USA-based participation-driving foundation with the mission to promote collaborative research, education and public awareness of the history of maritime exploration and show that globalization has been a process in action for thousands of years.

The 1421 Foundation has through its long and sustained efforts, become a nexus point for the study of exploration, the exchange of academic and non-academic / public data related to Zheng He and his voyages, and for general public-oriented education, awareness-building and informative outreach.

The 1421 Foundation unites enthusiasts, supporters, and academics towards a vision of modern collaborative research, participatory exploration, and shared discovery with the purpose of creating meaningful, even thrilling, educational programs delivered through traditional, digital and social networking platforms.

 

Contact.

UNITED STATES

3422 Old Capitol Trail
PMB# 970
Wilmington
DE  19808

UNITED KINgDOM

40 Bowling Green Lane
London
EC1R 0NE

EMAIL

info@1421foundation.org


We have… beheld in the ocean huge waves like mountains rising sky-high, and we have set eyes on barbarian regions far away, hidden in a blue transparency of light vapors, whilst our sails, loftily unfurled like clouds, day and night continued their course, rapid like that of a star, traversing those savage waves.
— admiral ZHENG HE
 

Our Partnerships.


ACADEMIA

The 1421 Foundation has established a formal working relationship with Yunnan University and Yunnan’s Zheng He Studies Association in order that Yunnan’s professors and students will collaborate with the 1421 Foundation with a view to advancing shared studies on Zheng He's voyages.


Societies

1421 Foundation representatives have been given a platform to discuss their research at some of the most prestigious societies and institutes around the world, including the Royal Geographical Society, London; Royal Geographical Society, Hong Kong; Institution of Navigation; Institute of Civil Engineers; Greenwich Maritime Institute.


Museums

Members of the 1421 Foundation have given keynote speeches at Maritime Museums around the world, including Greenwich (UK), Sydney (Australia), Newport News (USA), Instituto Magellanes, Instituto do Oriente (Portugal) and Quanzhou (China).

 

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