This book is about the Italian traveler Marco Polo

本书讲述意大利人马可·波罗于13世纪来到中国,在中国各地游历17年,回国后口述完成《马可·波罗游记》的故事。《马可·波罗游记》是西方人感知东方的第一部著作,激起了欧洲人对东方的热烈向往,对新航路的开辟产生了巨大影响。马可·波罗也因此成为早期中西文化交流的重要代表人物。
This book is about the Italian traveler Marco Polo, who had stayed in China for 17 years in the 13th century. Marco Polo wrote his memoir of China in his book, The Travels of Marco Polo, which became the first book that introduced China to the Western world. The book instilled in many Europeans an interest in the Orient, and had a strong impact on the discovery of new travel routes in the world. Marco Polo also became a significant representative of early cultural exchanges between the East and West.