9.With Zheng He’s death, the voyages ended. With pressure from the scholar officials, the ships were destroyed as well were records of the voyages. The Chinese felt that the expeditions cost more that the profits they made.
10. Define Isolationism and explain why China adopted this policy?
Isolationism a policy adopted by China of isolating the empire from the affairs of other nations by declining to enter into alliances, trade agreements, or overseas exploration. China sought to devote the entire efforts of the empire to its own advancement and remain at peace by avoiding foreign entanglements and responsibilities to foreign countries.