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Cheng-hua: Year 22, Month 11, Day 12

7 Dec 1486

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The Investigating Censor Xu Tong-ai, regional inspector of Guang-dong, memorialized: "Gu-lai, the son of the king of the country of Champa, attacked and killed the false king Ti-po-tai, who had been established as ruler by Jiao-zhi. Jiao-zhi was angered and raised troops to crush the region and save the offspring of Ti-po-tai*. Gu-lai was frightened and thus has led the royal consort/s, royal grandsons and over 1,000 of his people in bringing local products to Ya-zhou in Guang-dong [and wishes to go and lay plaint at the Court]**. The memorial was sent to the Ministry of Rites, which re-submitted it with its deliberations. The Emperor said: "Gu-lai, though defeated, has with his last gasps travelled across 10,000 li, and come and attached himself to China. Their situation is one to be pitied. Instruct the regional commander, grand defender and other officials to show them special consideration and compassion, to provide them with grain allowances and make appropriate arrangements, so that they do not go hungry or cold. Also, firm measures are to be taken to protect them." * The precise meaning of this passage, which reads " 必欲得生提婆苔", is unclear. It might also be construed to mean that the Vietnamese forces wished to obtain the mother of Ti-po-tai. ** The section in the square brackets appears only in the Guang-fang-yan Guan edition.

Xian-zong: juan 284.3b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 50, page 4806

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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-22-month-11-day-12, accessed October 23, 2019