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Cheng-hua: Year 5, Month 5, Day 20

29 Jun 1469

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The temple sacrifices for the Yuan minister Sai-dian-chi were restored in Yun-nan. During the Yuan period, Sai-dian-chi defended Yun-nan. He built waterways to irrigate the fields and stressed the importance of schools for educating people. The people considered him virtuous. When he died, a temple was erected and land allocated to support it (廟食其地). At the beginning of the current dynasty, when Yun-nan was pacified, the officials did not abolish the sacrifices. It was only during the Zheng-tong reign (1436/49) that they were stopped. At this time, the grand defender, regional commander and the three offices advised that Sai-dian-chi was virtuous in his treatment of the people and that the sacrifices should be restored. The memorial was sent to the Ministry of Rites which memorialized support, requesting that the temple be restored and the sacrifices be revived. This was approved.

Xian-zong: juan 67.5b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 42, page 1348

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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-5-month-5-day-20, accessed November 20, 2019