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Hong-wu: Year 3, Month 3, Day

Mar/Apr 1370

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In this month, the Lai-zhou Prefecture Vice Prefect Zhao Zhi was sent to take a proclamation with which to instruct Liang-huai (Alt: Huai-liang), the king of the country of Japan. The proclamation read: "....Recently, I sent envoys with letters to speed to the yi in the four directions. Korea, Annam, Champa, Java, Xi-yang and Suo-li (Alt: Xi-yang Suo-li; Suo-li in the Western Ocean) accorded with Heaven and accepted the orders. They recognized themselves as subjects and sent tribute..."

Tai-zu: juan 50.7a-7b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 3, page 0987/88

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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-3-month-3-day, accessed November 15, 2019