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Hong-zhi: Year 18, Month 12, Day 29

22 Jan 1506

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The Yun-nan Grand Defender Eunuch Director Liu Chang, the Regional Commander Mu Kun, and the Grand Coordinator Censor-in-Chief Chen Jin were each rewarded with two biao-li of ramie-silk and 20 liang of silver. Guo Xu, an assistant administration commissioner of the left was promoted by one grade and 25 other persons, including the Prefects Wang Jia-qing and Zhang Feng were rewarded as appropriate. Previously, when the Meng-mi Pacification Commission was established, it was actually carved from the territory of the Mu-bang Pacification Superintendency. Subsequently, Si Die of Meng-mi repeatedly went beyond his territory and occupied 27 areas of Mu-bang's territory. The Court engaged in repeated pacification, but the territory was not returned. Thus, Si Lu, the yi local ruler of the Meng-yang Pacification Commission was deployed to use his troops in pacification through threats (脅撫). Only then did Si Die return the occupied territory. However, he also killed many of the Meng-yang troops. This induced Si Lu's great hate and he thus despatched troops across the Jin-sha River to occupy 13 areas, including Man-mo and Gong-zhang, which were under Meng-mi, but which had originally been carved from Mu-bang. The wrangling and enmity between the two sides continued without end. The Yun-nan defence officials were thus Imperially ordered to pacify Si Lu and to have him repent, remove his troops and return the territory of Meng-mi which he had occupied. The Ministry of War deliberated and proposed giving the territory to Mu-bang again. However, Si Die's younger brother [Si] Zhen remained obstinate and would not submit. At this time, the provincial officials sent Jia-qing and Feng to go and instruct him, and the instructions were heeded. Si Lu and the Mu-bang Pacification Superintendent Han Li-fa were grateful for the Imperial grace and both sent local products in appreciation. The Emperor praised all the officers for their achievements in soothing and pacification and accordingly this order was issued.

Wu-zong: juan 8.16b-17a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 61, page 0266/67

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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-29, accessed November 17, 2019