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Cheng-hua: Year 20, Month 6, Day 15

7 Jul 1484

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The Meng-mi Pacification Commission was established in Yun-nan, under the direct jurisdiction of the provincial administration commission, with Si Bing, the son of the yi woman Nang Han-nong, as the pacification commissioner. The Censor-in-chief Cheng Zong, grand coordinator of Yun-nan, and others had memorialized: "Nang Han-nong and Mu-bang have long been engaged in feuding and killing. It will be difficult to re-unite them. We have pacified and instructed the various yi and have advised that the court will pardon their crimes and establish an office. We have also instructed them to return the land that they have occupied. They received the orders with great enthusiasm. We also instructed Mu-bang and they have also accepted the arrangements. It is requested that this now be implemented." The Minister of War Zhang Peng and others memorialized: "Meng-mi was originally under Mu-bang's jurisdiction. Nang Han-nong and her son rebelled against the Court's arrangements and brought harm to the region. This crime cannot be pardoned. However, the Court governs these people without directly governing them (以不治治之). Also, Zong and the others have been able to implement the Imperial will in eliminating the border troubles. The proposal should be approved. Also, orders should be sent to Nang Han-nong forbidding her from presuming on the demonstration of grace to engage in further aggression or hostilities. Mu-bang should also be sent orders commending it for respecting Imperial orders, so as to soothe them." This was approved by Imperial command. At this time, Mu-bang had been invaded by Meng-mi. It military strength had been gradually weakened and it was unable to resist. It had memorialized complaints on several occasions. However, Meng-mi had by then occupied the precious stone mines and they used the precious stones to form alliances with and influence officials, who then strongly advocated that a separate office be established. Thus, the matters were not set right.

Xian-zong: juan 253.3a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 49, page 4279/80

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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-20-month-6-day-15, accessed October 23, 2019