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Cheng-hua: Year 12, Month 3, Day 16

9 Apr 1476

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The envoy Liang Ying and others from the country of Ryukyu memorialized requesting that, as the Imperial Heir Apparent had been formally designated, and in accordance with the precedent by which Korea and Annam had received proclamations, a proclamation be conferred upon them to take back. The Ministry of Rites held that Ryukyu, together with Japan and Champa, were overseas countries (海外國) and that the precedents did not include promulgating proclamations to them. The Emperor agreed and ordered that Imperial orders, as well as patterned brocades and variegated silks be given to the envoy to confer, on his return, upon the king and his consort.

Xian-zong: juan 151.5b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 45, page 2764

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Geoff Wade, translator, Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu: an open access resource, Singapore: Asia Research Institute and the Singapore E-Press, National University of Singapore, http://epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/cheng-hua/year-12-month-3-day-16, accessed September 17, 2019