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Cheng-hua: Year 23, Month 12, Day 5

19 Dec 1487

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As the new Emperor had just ascended the throne, Dong Yue, expositor-in-waiting in the Han-lin Academy and concurrently Mentor of the Right in the Secretariat of the Right of the Heir Apparent, and Wang Chang, a supervising secretary of the right in the Office of Scrutiny for Works, were sent as chief and deputy envoys to go and promulgate the proclamation to the country of Korea. Liu Jian, an expositor-in-waiting in the Han-lin Academy and Lu Xian, a supervising secretary in the Office of Scrutiny for Justice were sent as chief and deputy envoys to promulgate the proclamation in the country of Annam. Silks and patterned brocades were to be conferred upon the kings of both countries and their consorts. In addition, a suit of clothing made from silk interwoven with gold thread, befitting their rank, and 100 ding of paper money were conferred upon Yue and so on.

Xiao-zong: juan 8.2b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 51, page 158

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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-23-month-12-day-5, accessed November 17, 2019