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Jia-jing: Year 12, Month 9, Day 28

7 Oct 1533

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Previously, He Ru, a police officer in Guang-dong had repeatedly sought the surrender (招降) of fan persons from the country of Fo-lang-ji and thereby obtained their centipede-ship guns and other technologies. For his achievements, he was promoted to assistant magistrate of Shang-yuan County in Ying-tian Prefecture, and was instructed to supervise construction in the River-Controller Office, so as to provide for riverine defence. At this time, he had completed the three-year tenure in this post and the Ministry of Personnel noted his previous achievements. It was thus commanded that he be promoted to deputy magistrate in Wan-ping County, Shun-tian Prefecture. China's possession of the various Fo-lang-ji firearms began with Ru.

Shi-zong: juan 154.7b-8a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 78, page 3494/95

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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/jia-jing/year-12-month-9-day-28, accessed November 17, 2018