- May 2014
What I find interesting was that the Age of Exploration was exclusively a European effort. In turn, this raises the question as to why Europeans were so much more interested in exploration and seafaring than East Asians were during this time. I mean, Yes, China had Zheng He's voyages, but afterwards things sort of petered out for China while the Age of Exploration for Europe really skyrocketed. Why was this the case? Why did China (and Korea, and Japan) not become a seafaring and explorer country like Western European countries did?