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Hong-wu: Year 5, Month 1, Day 16

20 Feb 1372

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The minister Ba-di Zhan-bi and others who had been sent by Xi-li Ba-da-la Ba-la-pu, the king of Java, followed the Court envoy Chang Ke-jing in coming to Court. They presented a gold-leaf memorial and offered local products as tribute. They also handed over the three proclamations which had been sent to them by the Yuan court. It was Imperially commanded that patterned fine silks, sets of clothing, boots and socks be conferred upon Ba-di Zhan-bi and the others. Clothing, as appropriate, was conferred upon the interpreters and attendants.

Tai-zu: juan 71.3a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 3, page 1317

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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-5-month-1-day-16, accessed December 02, 2020