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Jia-jing: Year 2, Month 3, Day 21

6 Apr 1523

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Bie Du-lu, a person of the country of Fo-lang-ji, attacked Guang-dong and was captured by the defence officials. Initially, Du-lu had, relying on big guns and crack troops, plundered Melaka and other countries, and engaged in evil activities across the seas. He had then led his subordinate Shu-shi-li and over 1,000 men in five ships to capture the country of Pasai by force. Subsequently, they attacked Xi-cao Bay in Xin-hui County. Ke Rong, a commander engaged in defence against the Japanese and the Company Commander Wang Ying-si (Alt: Wang Ying-en) led troops in mounting a sea blockade in defence. The fighting then moved to Shao-zhou. Pan Ding-gou, a person from Xing-hua, was the first to board their ships, and then all the troops pushed forward. Forty-two persons including Bie Du-lu and Shu-shi-li were captured alive, 35 heads were taken, 10 men and women who had been seized by force were taken into custody and two ships were captured. The remanant bandit Mo-er-ding Fu-si, and Duo-mi-er again brought their three ships into battle and burnt the ships which had previously been captured. During the engagement, the Battalion Commander Wang Ying-si (Alt: As above) was killed. The remnant bandits then fled. The Grand Coordinator and Censor-in-chief Zhang Ding and the Regional Inspecting Censor Tu Jing advised of the events. The Censorate re-submitted the memorial and the Emperor ordered that the prisoners be executed locally and that their heads be exhibited as warning.

Shi-zong: juan 24.8a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 71, page 0693/94

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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-2-month-3-day-21, accessed November 17, 2018