History of China
Explorers and Expeditions
Were there any Chinese explorers?
Are there any explorers that start with the letter x?
Asked in Chinese Language and Culture
What did the Chinese invent to safely guide their fishermen and explorers?
What happened when European explorers first arrived in China?
Asked in History of Europe
What was the country that first began the age of exploration?
Asked in Christopher Columbus
Could the Chinese explorers make it to America before Columbus?
Asked in China and Chinese Territories
What ocean would Chinese explorers use to reach America?
When European explorers first arrived in china what happened?
Did the Chinese discover Australia?
No, the Aborigines were the first people in Australia, and they were originally from the Indian subcontinent. The first known Asians to have contact with the Australian continent (long before any European explorers) were the Macassans, from modern-day Indonesia. It has been speculated that the Chinese may have been in contact with the Aborigines before the continent was settled by Europeans, but there is little, if any, evidence to support this.