Cheng-hua: Year 10, Month 8, Day 9
19 Sep 1474
Sun Yue-liang, a retired vice censor-in-chief of the right in the Censorate, died. Yue-liang (zi Liang-qi) had his origins in Feng-cheng County, Jiang-xi. He graduated in the metropolitan examinations in the xin-mao year of the Yong-le reign (1411/12). He was then appointed as an investigating censor. At that time, the Court had just recovered the territory of Annam and wanted to send experienced, able persons there to pacify the people. He was promoted to prefect of Jiao-zhou Prefecture. In the border area, the civilians and the yi lived mixed together and thus this was a particularly difficult place to govern. Yue-liang's rule was famous. At the beginning of the Zheng-tong reign he was specially promoted to provincial administration commissioner of the right in Guang-xi....
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 45, page 2489/90