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Hong-zhi: Year 1, Month 3, Day 6

17 Apr 1488

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Li Meng-yang, chief supervising secretary in the Office of Scrutiny for Rites, spoke of five matters: ".... 2. Qiong-zhou is to the South in the great ocean. Formerly, a position of vice commissioner of military defence was established there. Later, however, the post was abolished. However, this place is very close to the various yi of Jiao-zhi, Champa and Siam. It is feared that the seas conceal those who have fled and become pirates and it is thus requested that a specific military defence post be again established...." It was ordered that the relevant offices deliberate on the matters and advise.

Xiao-zong: juan 12.3b-4a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 51, page 0274/76

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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-zhi/year-1-month-3-day-6, accessed November 15, 2019