De Camp, L. Sprague. "The Round-Eyed Barbarians"
What if: The Chinese discovered the Americas before Columbus.
Summary: C. 1560, Spanish and Chinese explorers meet in North America, and a dispute over a Spaniard's elopement with a AmerInd girl must be settled.
Published: In Amazing Stories, January 1992; What Might Have Been? Volume 4: Alternate Americas (eds. Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg), q.v.; and The Year's Best Science Fiction, Tenth Annual Collection (ed. Gardner Dozois), St. Martin's 1993 (0312094248BUY, 031209423XBUY), SFBC 1993, v.t. Best New SF 7, Robinson 1993 (1854872346).
Original in: English.
Translation: Italian by Rosanna Petino as "I barbari", in I mondi del possibile (ed. Piergiorgio Nicolazzini), q.v.