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Hong-zhi: Year 18, Month 12, Day 11

4 Jan 1506

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It was ordered that Shen Tao, a junior compiler in the Han-lin Academy, go as chief envoy and that Xu Tian-xi, a supervising secretary of the left in the Office of Scrutiny for Works, go as deputy envoy, to take credentials with which to enfeoff [Li] Yi, the second son of Li Hui, the king of the country of Annam, as the king of the country of Annam. Previously Hui had passed away, but the heir [Li] Jing died before he could be enfeoffed. When Jing was extremely ill, he entrusted the country to Yi, who thus sent the attendant minister Ruan Bao-gui and others to bring a memorial, offer tribute of local products and request enfeoffment. The Emperor approved this and conferred upon Yi a ceremonial leather cap, a set of formal robes and a set of ordinary robes.

Wu-zong: juan 8.5a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 61, page 243

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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-18-month-12-day-11, accessed November 17, 2019