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Hong-wu: Year 25, Month 6, Day 17

7 Jul 1392

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The Xi-ping Marquis Mu Ying died. Ying ( zi Wen-ying) had his origins in Ding-yuan, Feng-yang....In the 15th year (1382/83), the generals and troops were sent to take Jian-chang, Cheng-jiang, Lin-an, Yuan-jiang, Xun Dian, Chu-xiong and Er-hai. All these places fell and the troops were advanced to Da-li. The native chieftain Duan Shi then collected his forces and arranged them at the Lower Pass. Ying led the troops in making assault implements. At night, on the fourth drum, they emerged from behind Mt. Dian-cang and raised the banners and pennants. The chieftain's troops were alarmed and began an uproar. Ying personally led the troops forward, whipped the horses across the river, took the pass and entered. Leading the army in a pincer movement from front and rear, he thereby took the city.



He subsequently took He-qing, Li-jiang and Jin-chi. Thus, Mo-xie, He-ni, Che-li and Ping-mian successively all came to surrender. The number of prefectures, subprefectures, counties, pacification superintendencies and chief's offices gained totalled 108 and the number of people exceeded 74,600 households.... In the 21st year (1388/89), Si Lun-fa of the Bai-yi, attacked Mo-sha-le Stockade in Ma-long-ta-lang Dian. Ying sent generals to attack him and they defeated him. In the 22nd year (1389/90) Si Lun-fa again attacked Ding-bian. His troops numbered 300,000 and he had over 100 elephants. The force was extremely wild and violent. Ying selected 30,000 skilled and valiant men and went to attack him. When they reached the bandit camp, they challenged the bandits to battle. The bandit's vanguard elephants were shot by arrows and ran off. The chieftains were pursued and also shot. Several hundred heads were taken and their troops were greatly defeated. Ying took a vow with the entire force and set up cannons and "magic mechanism arrows" (神機箭). When the two forces did battle, the bandits were routed. Their general Dao Si-lang and others were captured and 37 elephants were taken. Si Lun-fa fled and, having been frightened, requested permission to surrender....

Tai-zu: juan 218.2a-4a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 7, page 3205/09

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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-25-month-6-day-17, accessed November 15, 2019