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Cheng-hua: Year 4, Month 10, Day 18

2 Nov 1468

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The chieftain Ba-la-si, the interpreter Wu-sha and others from the country of Melaka, came to Court and offered tribute of elephants, turtle-shells (龜同) and other goods. Headwear and belts were conferred upon Ba-la-si and Wu-sha, while clothing, variegated silks and other goods, as appropriate, were conferred upon the fan attendants.

Xian-zong: juan 59.5a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 42, page 1207

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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-4-month-10-day-18, accessed November 17, 2019