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Hong-wu: Year 23, Month 11, Day 27

2 Jan 1391

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The two guards of Jing-dong and Meng-hua were established. Previously, the Yong-chang Marquis Lan Yu had taken Da-li and the Jing-chuan Marquis Cao Zhen was ordered to station troops at Chu-xiong. The Jing-dong native official E-tao came to surrender and was instructed to take on the post of Jing-dong prefect. Later, the Bai-yi native chieftain Si Lun-fa rebelled and led his troops in occupying Jing-dong. E-tao fled to Bai-yan-chuan in Da-li. The Xi-ping Marquis Mu Ying then punished Si Lun-fa, greatly defeating his troops. Si Lun-fa was frightened and requested permission to surrender. Subsequently, the territory of Jing-dong was recovered. At this time, Ying memorialized that Jing-dong was a strategic point for the Bai-yi and that the chieftain (火頭) Zi-qing and other persons in Meng-hua Subprefecture still obstructed culture and would not submit. He thus proposed that these guards be established and that Hu Chang, an assistant commander in the Embroidered-Uniform Guard defend Jing-dong Prefecture and that Li Ju, an assistant commander in the military command forward guard defend Meng-hua. The Emperor approved this and ordered that Zhu Zhe, an assistant commissioner-in-chief of the Er-hai Guard, lead troops to join with those of the commissioner-in-chief Feng Cheng and proceed to establish the two guards, that Hu Chang and so on defend the guards and that E-tao retain his old post.

Tai-zu: juan 206.2a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 7, page 3071/72

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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-23-month-11-day-27, accessed November 17, 2019