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Hong-wu: Year 19, Month 9, Day 1

24 Sep 1386

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Bao Bu-ling-shi-na-ri-wu, the son of A-da-a-zhe, the king of the country of Champa, who had been sent with others by his father, came to Court and offered congratulations on the Emperor's birthday. He presented 54 elephants, elephant tusks, rhinoceros horn, pepper, ebony, laka-wood and floral silk cloth, and offered as tribute to the Heir Apparent elephant tusks and other products. It was Imperially commanded: that headwear and a belt as well as suits of clothing made from patterned fine silk interwoven with gold thread be conferred upon the king of the country; that 200 liang of gold, 1,000 liang of silver, two suits of clothing made from blue silk gauze interwoven with gold thread, two suits of clothing made from red silk gauze interwoven with gold thread, two suits made from blue fine silk embroidered with gold thread and two suits made from red fine silk be conferred upon the king's son Bao Bu-ling-shi-na-ri-wu; and that two suits of clothing made from blue silk gauze interwoven with gold thread, two suits made from red silk gauze and two suits each of clothing made from red and green patterned fine silks, six bolts of fine silks and 150 liang of silver be conferred upon the king's grandson Bao-gui Shi-li-ban. Paper money, silk gauzes, fine silks and clothing, as appropriate, were conferred upon the deputy envoy, the chiefs and the interpreters. In addition, clothing was conferred upon the 150 elephant attendants and soldiers.

Tai-zu: juan 179.3b-4a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 6, page 2708/09

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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/hong-wu/year-19-month-9-day-1, accessed September 23, 2019