Da Xi-yang

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Literally "Great Western Ocean", this was a term used by the Ming compilers to refer to an undefined distant polity and as a general term for "Westerners" such as Li Ma-dou (Matteo Ricci). For information on further Chinese sources relating to this polity, see Chen, Xie and Lu (1986; 440-41).

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Reign: Wan-li
Reign Date Western Date
Year 29, Month 2, Day 1 5 Mar 1601
Year 39, Month 12, Day 5 7 Jan 1612