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Posted by Ron on 29 Mar 2005
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The use of a "/" in this place name means that part of the page doesn't load correctly. Not sure which part, but it is the bit that includes the stylesheet reference.

Posted by Peter Schoppert, NUS Publishing on 30 Mar 2005
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Just testing!

Posted by Peter Schoppert, NUS on 30 Mar 2005
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"Superintendency" should read "Superintendencies"

Posted by Geoff Wade, Asia Research Institute, NUS, Singapore arigpw@nus.edu.sg on 18 Apr 2005
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done!

Posted by Peter Schoppert, Singapore E-Press, NUS on 18 Apr 2005
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Dear Sir,
I´m sorry to have to point out that this date is probably in error. The 28th day of the ninth month of 1412 should read 2nd. Nov. 1412. Correct me if I err.
The translation of the monumental Ming shilu is really an admirable feat, so do carry on the great work ! It is a great contribution to all serious students of sinologie.

Best regards from a sinologie student.
simeyo@msn.com

Posted by simeyo@msn.com on 22 Apr 2005
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Meng Gao = Mogok

(Source: Laichen Sun, Unpublished PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2000)

This source would be a good addition to the bibliography, since the Ming Shr-lu is the Chinese source used most often in it for reconstructing 15th-16th century Shan history. The ability to paste into comments would be nice since bibliographical entries are long. It comments on many of the entries.

(email: bayinnaung@yahoo.com)

Posted by Jon Fernquest, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiangrai, Thailand on 01 May 2005
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This describes one of the most important events in Burmese history, the invasion of Ava by the Mohnyin Shans from 1525-27 which completely changed the map of Burma until the reconquest of Ava by the Burmese in 1555 (Harvey, History of Burma, 106-7, 125). This significant change in Burmese history appears very insignificant in this memorial to the Chinese throne. Was the misrepresentation unintentional or deliberate? In the late 18th century there were deliberate misrepresentations of border incidents to the Burmese throne.

Si Lun = Sawlon (Mohnyin Shan ruler who invaded Ava)
Meng Bie = Pyi (Prome)

The ruler of Pyi joined with Sawlon in invading Ava.

"Si Zhen" is most likely Tho-han-bwa, Tho-han sawbwa, Sawlon's son, who ruled Ava after the second invasion in 1527.

Mang-Qi-Sui's grandfather must be Narapati king of Ava (1502-27) who died in the second invasion, but Mang-Qi-Sui?

It's interesting that Hsenwi (Theinni, Onpaung in Burmese sources) is not mentioned since this state fought as an ally of Ava during the invasions. Were Ava and Onpaung the "two strong enemies" that Mohnyin was fighting against?

(email: bayinnaung@yahoo.com)

Posted by Jon Fernquest, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiangrai, Thailand on 01 May 2005
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Many, MANY thanks for this incredibly useful website!
I just heard about it, and am only beginning to explore the many treasures in it!
CONGRATULATIONS!

Jack Frazier

3 May 2005

Posted by Jack Frazier, Conservation and Research Center, Smithsonian Institution on 03 May 2005
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Is this a referral to Joano Rodriguez, the famous Jesuit interpreter who spent most of his adult life in Japan, and his Portuguese crew who arrived in Peking on 14 February?

See, Michael Cooper (SJ), Rodriguez the Interpreter: An Early Jesuit in Japan and China (New York, 1994), p.342-43.

Posted by Jacob Ramsay, Asia Research Institute on 13 May 2005
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